This symposium reflected 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 included photographer Nina Berman (Columbia U), Mary Panzer (NYU), and Sharon Sliwinski (University of Western Ontario), with respondent Diane Neumaier (Rutgers).
VIDEO FOR THE EVENT CAN BE VIEWED HERE:
Talk 1: http://vimeo.com/108743712
Talk 2: http://vimeo.com/108730580
Talk 3: http://vimeo.com/108714933
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