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Tue, Dec 8, 2020,5:30 Online

Reading Group

Thinking Through Photographs Topic 4: Violent Photographs

Topic 4: Violent Photographs

Tuesday, December 8th, 5:30pm EST

Facilitator: Zora J Murff

Our fourth meeting will use Mark Sealy's Decolonizing the Camera: Photography in Racial Time, (2019), and Dora Apel's, Torture Culture: Lynching Photographs and the Images of Abu Ghraib, (2005) as tools to consider the violence that photographic images can contain, incite or record.


Zora was kind enough to share some links at the end of our discussion, you can find them here:





  1. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery. html?smid=nytcore-ios-share



You can submit a question or comment about this week's topic and readings ahead of time here

Thinking through Photographs was originally developed as an in-person exhibition by Liz Park, University at Buffalo Art Galleries curator, and now takes the form of a downloadable resource binder of texts which consider photography’s complexities through eight different topics. Using the resource binder as a jumping off point, this free virtual reading group will meet regularly for eight sessions, covering one topic each meeting. A rotating group of guest artists, curators and writers will facilitate each meeting, bringing their own perspectives, specialties and selection of images for consideration along with the texts.

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