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PHOTOJOURNALISM, PUBLIC CULTURE, AND LIBERAL DEMOCRACY



Last Build Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:08:24 +0000

 



Paper Call: Design, Sound, and Vision

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:08:23 +0000

The 8th William A. Kern Conference on Visual Communication Rochester Institute of Technology April 26-28, 2018 Design, Sound and Vision in Midcentury Media Call for Papers The 2018 Kern conference will be focused on the…

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Paper Call: Image, History, and Memory

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:30:40 +0000

CALL FOR PAPERS International conference on IMAGE, HISTORY AND MEMORY Warsaw, 6–8 December 2017 The goal of this conference is to promote an interdisciplinary discussion of the relationships between image, history and memory. We welcome…

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In/Visible War: The Culture of War in Twenty-First Century America

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:42:49 +0000

Hot off the presses!  And with a full color photo-essay by Nina Berman.  Available at Rutgers University Press and Amazon.

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One Voice: Portraits from the Tibetan Diaspora

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 02:43:57 +0000

Photographer David Zimmerman’s One Voice offers beautiful testimony to the dignity of the individual person amid catastrophic displacement, abandonment, and loss. This book of portraits of displaced Tibetans also includes two short essays (full disclosure:…

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Conference Paper Call: Helsinki Photomedia 2018

Wed, 31 May 2017 09:00:27 +0000

Helsinki Photomedia 2018 Reconsidering the “Post-truth Condition”: Epistemologies of the photographic image March 26 -28, 2018 Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland Contemporary photography takes place in a world where the relation between facts and values is…

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Helping Others: A New York Moment

Sun, 21 May 2017 18:28:37 +0000

ThIs image is my pick for photograph of the week.  Trigger warning for the sophisticated: I’m going to get sentimental. The car plowing through the pedestrians in Times Square wasn’t a terrorist attack, but it…

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When War Becomes a Part of Life

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 03:12:19 +0000

This photo could be from a comedy skit, if the war in Syria were not so deadly.  The image is an odd one in any case, so let’s consider why. It’s definitely a war photograph–without…

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When Beauty Is in the Eye of the Camera

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:21:13 +0000

xx What do you see?  A beautiful golden artifact, or a gaudy piece of jewelry?  A work of art that could have come from any one of dozens of cultures, or a merely decorative visual…

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New Era, Less Light: Visibility in Trump’s America

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:53:25 +0000

Is it just me, or are the conditions of visibility changing? Could be both, so let’s not bother with biographical angle: that I (or you) might be discouraged that a surreal blend of conservatism and…

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Getting Above the Chaos: Science, Photography, and Beauty

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:00:05 +0000

Astronomers travel to the high plateau of the Atacama Desert in Chile to get above the moisture, air-borne particulates, and ambient light that distort the night sky at lower and more populated altitudes.  Many of…

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