Speaking time: Perpignan and Toronto

It’s been a busy week first week back from vacation, with preparations for two major talks taking time.

On Thursday 6 September I will be at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan, speaking in the Canon Professional Network Live series, on “Photojournalism in the New Media Economy: Making it Pay.”

Two weeks later, on 21-22 September, I’ll be in Toronto to participate in the Photographic Situation Project workshop. My paper deals with how we need to move beyond philosophical justifications for visual truth so we can think about the function of photography in pointing to issues we want to raise and stories we want to tell.

The evening before the Toronto workshop, on 20 September, I will be part of a discussion at Gallery TPW on “unshowable photographs” that will include Donald Weber of VII. This is part of the gallery’s discussion series “Coming to Encounter,” which examines the aesthetic strategies employed by artists and photographers to prepare viewers for an encounter with difficult knowledge.

As always, I’ll be posting the arguments and thoughts from these presentations here when time permits!

And while all this is going on, I’m working on the World Press Photo multimedia research project, and still looking for contributions from the wider photographic community.

Photo: Pierre Bedat/Flickr, used under Creative Commons license.

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