CSGG & LSE Arts Panel Discussion
Wednesday 3 June, 6.30-8pm
OLD THEATRE, OLD BUILDING, LSE
THE FUTURE OF PICTURING THE WORLD: IMAGING IN A GLOBAL ERA
Can images change the world? If pictures of suffering – poverty, disease, war – have less impact in a global age saturated by visual images, what is the role of filmmakers and photojournalists? Faced with ‘compassion fatigue’, how is their practice changing? What are the implications for NGOs, the media, international institutions and donors who rely on photography and film for many varied purposes? Could images be used differently given the logic of the mass media? To what extent will the Internet open up new spaces and change the way in which images are used?
Lilie Chouliariki, POLIS Research Director & Professor of Media and Communications, LSE
Adrian Evans, Director of Panos Pictures
Renzo Martens, artist
Julian Stallabrass, Reader, The Courtauld Institut, author of High Art Lite: The Rise and Fall of Young British Art.
Chair: Paul Lowe, Course Director, MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, London College of Communication, University of the Arts,