Image Credit: © Peter James Quinn
To increase visual literacy our Panel Discussions present the best photographers, photographic educators, commentators, curators and editors in Aotearoa New Zealand, as well as drawing on expertise from a range of other sectors including journalism, NGOs and Technology.
An open Q and A and discussion will be led at the end of the session. and we welcome your participation.
what needs photographic coverage in NZ?
thursday 26th april | 6pm - 7:30pm | 10a02, block 10 (Old museum building), massey university
Water quality, agriculture, transport and equality issues are gaining more and more traction politically in New Zealand – are they receiving the coverage they deserve? Could social documentary photography help support the news media to help raise the issues that mean the most to us? What issues are not getting enough attention that could be helped through visual story telling? How are these issues (both visible and invisible) shaping our political narrative?
curating your work to remain true
to your subject
friday 27th april | 6pm - 7:30pm | 10a02, block 10 (Old museum building), massey university
Social justice was at the crux of 2017 politically; we take a look at photography’s role in movements happening around the world. With an increase of stories being created digitally, and more stories to share and being shared, the power of how work is curated and selected is more important than ever. We talk to experts in the field about curating current issues, how to keep the narrative truthful and how to respect the subject whilst balancing aesthetic.
images and fake news
deciphering truth in a visual context
sunday 29th april | 5pm - 6:30pm | 10a02, block 10 (Old museum building), massey university
Imagery has been used throughout modern history to help persuade, manipulate and lie. Spanning propaganda, fake news and the brave photographers who have combated the common narrative, we look at how photography’s role has evolved. Instagram filters, photo shopped billboards and high-jacked news imagery pervade the public discourse, how can we tell truth from fiction? How can we combat fake news?
Our panel of experts cover these issues and explore how to approach visual media today.