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16 Oct
The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
Oct 16, 2019 | 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

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Panel discussion and reception for Conversations on Conflict Photography

Join us for a panel discussion, celebration, and launch of Gallatin faculty member Lauren Walsh’s new book, Conversations on Conflict Photography (Bloomsbury, 2019). The discussion brings together award-winning photographer Nina Berman, who has covered the conflict in Bosnia and Taliban-ruled Afghanistan and now focuses attention on the aftermath of war and contemporary political landscapes in the US, and Santiago Lyon, former director of photography of the Associated Press, which won three Pulitzer Prizes during his tenure.

In a discussion moderated by Walsh, the panel will explore the complexities and ethical dilemmas of conflict photography in the contemporary moment—where the tools of warfare include chemical weapons, terrorists compete using visual propaganda, media literacy lags, and the critical line between documentation and exploitation is trickier than ever to define. This conversation among experts presents a penetrating look at the struggles of the craft and the practitioners who keep it alive, from brushes with death on the frontlines to the battles for space, resources, and attention in the media.

Cover photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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