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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.

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.