We are pleased to invite you to our next Reading the Pictures Salon. The Salon is an on-line discussion between photojournalists, photo editors, visual scholars and other experts. We have a stellar panel for this discussion and viewers can participate via live chat. The program is free but in order to access the program, you must register. Here are the vitals:
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 7pm, EST for 2 hours
Title: Key Pictures of the Trump Presidency: The First 100 Days
Description: How is the Trump administration looking at this early stage? How is it managing photo ops? How is the visual media picturing Trump? And how is the administration using its own pictures to promote itself? In this Reading the Pictures salon, an expert panel addresses the visual politics and the photographic “first impressions” of this aggressive and defiant presidency.
Where: We will be holding the talk on the Google HangOut platform accommodating live audio and video. Viewers are encouraged to participate via live chat. The program is free but you must register below.
Who: Michelle Bogre (moderator), Associate Professor of Photography at Parsons School of Design. Nina Berman, Documentary photographer, Associate Professor of Journalism at Columbia University; Cara Finnegan, Writer, photography historian, Professor of Communication, University of Illinois; John Edwin Mason, Professor of African History and the History of Photography at University of Virginia; Mark Murrmann, Photo Editor, Mother Jones; Rick Perlstein, Historian and Journalist; Michael Shaw, Publisher, Reading the Pictures
The Reading The Pictures Salon is an on-line, real-time discussion between photojournalists, visual academics and other visual or subject experts. Each salon examines a set of images relevant to the visual stories of the day often focusing on how the media and social media has framed the event. The photo edit is the key element and driver of each Salon discussion and great care is taken to create a group of 10 photos that captures the depth and breadth of media representation. The Salon is produced by Sandra Roa.
(photo: Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images. caption: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an Inaugural Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Reception in the Blue Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump today mocked protesters who gathered for large demonstrations across the U.S. and the world on Saturday to signal discontent with his leadership, but later offered a more conciliatory tone, saying he recognized such marches as a ‘hallmark of our democracy.’)