Why do you do your work? What compels you to choose your projects? As a visual storyteller who for decades has focused on some of the most important issues of my time, I have found in recent years greater opportunities and satisfaction in working with non-traditional editorial type clients to produce meaningful photo essays and short documentary films on issues I care about.
At this time of crisis, it is important to acknowledge the gendered nuances of the impact of climate change, and how women are playing leading roles in affirmative climate action. To mark World Environment Day on the 5th June, this symposium brings together a range of women producing work that is challenging the stereotypes of the visual representation of climate change.
This live event is on June 15, 2020 at 16:00 CET/10:00 EDT. Join us for a book club meeting with guest Charlotte Schmitz as she discusses her book La Puente. Women are misrepresented, and underrepresented in all forms of media and sex work is no exception. The majority of sex workers are women, yet most visual projects are done by men and often fail to accentuate how women want to be seen. La Puente gives a new perspective on a…
Photographers' stories, films, and portfolios are seldom viewed with any explanation of how the work was made. The images are usually seen with an accompanying story about the events or people portrayed that reflects the needs of the media who helped create the work. Looking back at some of our important stories, we think there is a lot to learn from understanding how and why the work was produced. For example, understanding what challenges needed to be overcome, learning what was and wasn’t photographed and why, or what images were selected for publication or rejected when the work was published in media at the time might help us understand the photographs or the events, differently.
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