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November 5, 2018

The Visual Representation of the US/Mexico Border Wall in the Media — The Reading the Pictures Salon

Reading the Pictures and the Magnum Foundation are pleased to invite you to a unique online event:

September 22, 2017 Women looking through the fence in Tijuana, México talking to family member in the U.S. side. Photo: Nick Oza

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

Panel:

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.)

  • Panelists
  • Anne Demo Moderator, Assistant Professor, Communication Arts and Sciences, Penn State University. Ann Demo studies visual and digital advocacy. Her research has examined photography in early environmentalism, feminist art activism, and the immigrant rights movement.
  • Teddy Cruz Professor, Public Culture and Urbanism, Visual Arts Department Director of Urban Research, UCSD Center on Global Justice. Teddy Cruz is a professor of Public Culture and Urbanization in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego. He is known internationally for his urban research on the Tijuana/San Diego border, advancing border neighborhoods as sites of cultural production from which to rethink urban policy, affordable housing, and public space.
  • Fonna Forman Associate Professor of Political Science / Co-Director, UCSD Center on Global Justice. Fonna Forman is a political theorist and founding Director of the UCSD Center on Global Justice. Her research engages issues at the intersection of ethics, public culture, urban policy and the city - including human rights, climate justice and border ethics.
  • Erin Siegal McIntyre Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. Erin writes, reports, produces, and consults for a variety of media outlets and publications. Based on the U.S-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico, her work currently focuses on the intersections of human rights, immigration policy, and border issues.
  • Nick Oza Staff Photographer, Arizona Republic. Nick specializes in social issues such as immigration and children’s care. He was a member of the the 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning Arizona Republic/USA Today team that created the multimedia series, THE WALL.
  • Griselda San Martin Documentary photographer. For the past six years, San Martin has documented the U.S.-Mexico border, focusing on the issues of immigration, deportation, inequality and human rights abuses through an optic of identity and belonging. Her photography and video projects have been exhibited internationally and featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The New Republic, and California Sunday Magazine as well as other publications. Focusing on issues of immigration and identity
  • Michael Shaw Publisher, Reading The Pictures. An analyst of news photos and visual journalism, and a frequent lecturer and writer on visual politics, photojournalism and media literacy, Michael is the founder of Reading the Pictures.

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