Reading the Pictures and the Magnum Foundation are pleased to invite you to a unique online event:
The Visual Representation of the US/Mexico Border Wall in the Media
Program: An expert panel will examine the visual depiction of the wall, and how photographers and the news media are using imagery to frame the politics and the human rights issues surrounding the wall. Special attention will be paid to images published since the White House implementation of the “zero tolerance” policy, the family separation crisis and “the caravan.” This salon is co-produced with the Magnum Foundation with the support of the Howard Chapnick Grant via W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund.
Date: December 6th, 2018
Time: 7:30 to 9 PM EST
Anne Demo, Assistant Professor, Communication Arts and Sciences, Penn State University (Moderator). Teddy Cruz, Architect, Professor of Public Culture and Urbanism, Visual Arts, UCSD. Fonna Forman, Associate Professor of Political Science / Co-Director, UCSD Center on Global Justice; Erin Siegal McIntyre, Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism; Nick Oza, Staff Photographer, Arizona Republic; Griselda San Martin, documentary photographer focusing on issues of immigration and identity, Michael Shaw, Publisher, Reading The Pictures
Where: The live webcast will be held online. Viewers are encouraged to participate via live chat. Registration is required to access the program. Once registered, you will receive a link to join.
Sign Up: Please register at Bit.ly/borderwallsalon OR fill out the form below.
About: The Reading the Pictures Salon is an on-line, real-time discussion between photojournalists, visual scholars and other visual or subject experts. Each salon examines a set of images relevant to the visual stories of the day with a focus on the media and social media framing of a significant social issue. The photo edit is the key element and driver of each Salon discussion. These 9 photos are derived from an extensive review of the content and themes of published photos representing the depth and breadth of media representation. The Salon is produced by Pam Sullivan.
We look forward to having you with us!
(Photo: Nick Oza. Caption: September 22, 2017. Women looking through the fence in Tijuana, Mexico, talking to a family member on the U.S. side.)