Tow Tea: Curating Digital Photography
The Tow Center is pleased to be co-presenting a panel discussion as part of Photography Expanded with the Magnum Foundation next Thursday, April 30th at 4 PM in the Brown Institute for Media Innovation.
The event is open to the public — RSVP through Eventbrite is encouraged.
We will be joined by Susan Meiselas, Magnum photographer and president of the Magnum Foundation and Yukiko Yamagata, associate director of the Open Society Foundation’s Documentary Photography Project. Moving Walls is a traveling exhibition featuring in-depth social documentary photography. The project has been widely acclaimed for its innovative approach to sustaining and disseminating photographic work.
Some of the questions that will be addressed are:
How has the immediacy of digital communications changed the act of bearing witness?
What is the role of documentary photography in this new, saturated digital landscape?
In a time when our screens and our psyches are saturated by images, can photographic narratives on social justice issues still elicit an emotional response from a viewer?
Has the internet and other emerging digital forms augmented strategic dissemination and audience engagement?
Have digital or web flows of communication brought audiences closer to the moment of witnessing?
How can curators and editors organize work, both on and offline, in ways that facilitate mediated connections with people and issues that help us see and feel beyond our selves?