Panel Discussion: New Approaches to Crisis Photography

Monday, November 7, 2011 - 05:30pm to 07:00pm EST (GMT -0500)

Jack Morton Auditorium at the George Washington University
805 21st Street, NW.
Washington, DC 20052
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The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting invites you to a free panel discussion titled Beyond Witness: New Approaches to Crisis Photography.

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We live in an era saturated with images of all kinds clamoring for our attention. Combine this with constantly shrinking space for serious, thought-provoking photography on complex issues, and a clear problem emerges. As a result, photojournalists must explore new ways to tell stories and identify or create new outlets for such work to be seen.

Join us for an exciting discussion sponsored by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs, and FotoDC featuring Dominic Bracco II, Sean Gallagher, Andre Lambertson, Richard Mosse, David Rochkind, Stephanie Sinclair and James Whitlow Delano as they discuss the unique ways they approach covering crises.

Following the panel, there will be a projection of Richard Mosse's work on the south wall of Lisner Auditorium and an outdoor reception sponsored by the GW Program Board.

Dominic Bracco II uniquely captures the existential challenges faced by Los NiNis—the youth in Ciudad Juarez trapped between devastating gang violence and lack of opportunity.

Sean Gallagher offers us insight into the fragile and subtle relationship China has with its deteriorating natural environment, from desertification to shrinking wetlands to deforestation.

Andre Lambertson documented stories of individuals rebuilding their lives with strength, faith and an inner power few may understand following the devastating earthquake.

Richard Mosse challenges our ideas of what documentary photography can do with his vivid and complex images of Congo's brutal civil war using a film that renders the lush jungle bright pink.

David Rochkind has spent the past three years working on photo reports about tuberculosis, traveling to Kenya, South Africa, India and Moldova and has compiled that work into an education platform at http://tbepidemic.org.

Stephanie Sinclair investigated the phenomenon of child marriage over an eight-year period in India, Yemen, Afghanistan, Nepal and Ethiopia in conjunction with National Geographic, which ran a feature story on child marriage in the June 2011 issue.

James Whitlow Delano has lived in Asia for 17 years and has turned a shrewd eye to documenting environmental crises amid an evolving world. His current work examines deforestation at the hands of Malaysia's "green" biofuel plantations.

They will discuss the various unique ways they approach covering crises.

This event is presented by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs, and FotoDC. The work by these photojournalists will be displayed in a gallery at FotoDC Nov. 4 to Nov. 12.

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