Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Politics of Photographs



SUNDAY, JANUARY 15

All general admission and programming tickets can be purchased at boxoffice.

9:30 - 11:00 AM

Docent Tour with Scarlet Cheng


The Politics of Photographs

What do photographs tell us about history, society, and culture, and how? Photojournalism is seen as "objective" -- an event is captured, showing the principals involved. Yet the photographer's selection of subject matter, framing, angle, and context -- Henri Cartier-Bresson's "decisive moment" -- gives us a world of information and a distinct point of view. In fact, the more distinct and personal, the more memorable the image. Arts photography can do the same, although often with more subtlety and ambiguity. Examples of the politics of both photojournalism and arts photography will be examined in works on display at the fair.