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In Focus: An Intimate Look at the Lives of Irish Travellers

The Washington Post   Friday November 16, 2018

Photographer Mary Turner has spent years documenting a tight-knit, reclusive community of Irish Travellers — and, fueled by curiosity about how they live their lives, she continues to document them to this day, notes The Washington Post. The project began in 2011, when the British government began the mass eviction of 86 families of Irish Traveller heritage from their homes on a former scrapyard in Southeast England. Although the Travellers owned the land, the surrounding community would not tolerate their presence.   Read the full Story >>

State of the Art: Brooks Institute of Photography Making Comeback at UCSB

KEYT   Friday November 16, 2018

Brooks Institute of Photography, a once-famous name in photography education, is back in business following a two-year gap, notes KEYT television in Santa Barbara, CA. Brooks is launching classes in association with U.C. Santa Barbara in 2019, notes the station. Due to financial pressure, Brooks closed abruptly in 2016 after 70 years in business. Four former brooks faculty members will be back teaching specialized UCSB classes: Photography Boot Camp, Visualizing Nature, Photography and Journalism, and Social Media.   Read the full Story >>

What We're Reading: The Misleading Visual Tropes of Migration

The Conversation   Friday November 16, 2018

“When mainstream news agencies report on Central American migration, they frequently use a series of visual tropes to turn complex issues into predictable narratives,” writes Sarah Bassnett, Associate Professor, Western University, at The Conversation. Bassnett focuses on two images the media have used in recent coverage of the “caravan” of Central American migrants: one features a group of people on the move while the other depicts a disorderly crowd. Both shape readers’ understanding of stories, she notes.   Read the full Story >>

Agenda: Exploring the Visual Representation of the US/Mexico Border Wall

Reading the Pictures   Friday November 16, 2018

Explore the media’s visual representation of the US/Mexico border wall in a special online salon from Reading the Pictures. An expert panel will examine the visual depiction of the wall, and how photographers and the news media are using imagery to frame the politics and the human rights issues surrounding the wall. Special attention will be paid to images published since the White House implementation of the “zero tolerance” policy and the family separation crisis. The salon is co-produced with the Magnum Foundation with the support of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund. Date: December 6. Time: 7:30 to 9:00 pm.   Read the full Story >>

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