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[ecrea] Conference on Visualising conflict - Photojournalism and the politics of participation

Mon Oct 29 14:35:14 GMT 2018

*Conference: Visualising conflict - Photojournalism and the politics of participation*

*29 November 2018, 9-17*
*University of Copenhagen, Southern Campus (KUA 2), Karen Blixens Plads 8, 2300 Copenhagen S, room 23.0.50*

Photojournalists used to hold a privileged position in conflict reporting. Today, they are joined by activists, citizens and others who also produce and disseminate images. Cell phone videos of police officers shooting unarmed, black teenagers in USA are captured by accidental bystanders and shared by the Black Lives Matter movement. The destruction and horror of the war in Syria are documented by activists, who after years of war have developed networks and acquired professional photo equipment – and skills. These practices change the role images play in conflicts, raising pressing issues about the production and veracity of images as well as safety, ethics and the politics of participation:

• Why and how does it matter that conflicts are documented and made visible to the outside world? • How are images from conflicts created and shared in today’s connective media environment?
• How can the authenticity of images be established?

This conference aims to generate a conversation between scholars, NGO workers, photo editors and activists about the role performed by images in contemporary conflicts.


9:00-9:15 Welcome
9:15-10:00 Aida El Kashef
10:00-10:45 TBA
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:00 Federico Escher
12:00-13:00 Lunch break (lunch will be available from the university canteen at participants’ own cost)
13:00-13:45 Zeynep Gürsel
13:45-14:30 Nina Grønlykke Mollerup and Mette Mortensen
14:30-15:00 Coffee
15:00-15:45 Nicholas Mirzoeff
15:45-17:00 Panel discussion

Attendance is free, but we appreciate registration by sending your name and affiliation to Nanna Juul Jensen at (nannajj /at/ <mailto:(nannajj /at/>.

The conference is organised by IMS (International Media Support) and the research group Images of Conflict, Conflicting Images at University of Copenhagen, Department of Media, Cognition and Communication.

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