Thursday, December 6, 2012

(Must) To Do Friday: Documentary Photography Today Symposium



Documentary Photography Today
Friday, December 7, 2012 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Teleconference Lecture Hall, Alexander Library, Rutgers University, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
 
 
 
This symposium will reflect on how and why we use the term "documentary" to describe photography today. In what ways are artists, scholars, and curators thinking about documentary photography? How are photographers dealing with the evidentiary function of their pictures, as notions of authenticity and truth are being broadly challenged by political conflicts and new media? How do those pictures shape our understanding of contemporary human rights, and their violations, across the globe? Might we also speak of documentary photography as a style unlinked to the medium's perceived social functions? Participants include photographer Nina Berman, Mary Panzer (NYU), and Sharon Sliwinski (University of Western Ontario), with respondent Diane Neumaier (Rutgers).

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Sponsors

Center for Cultural Analysis, Rutgers University
Office of the Vice President for Research at Rutgers University