Lion Seminar Series 2016

Engaged Observers: Seeing as Social Justice



Sebastião Salgado, one of the most famous social documentary photographers in the world, captures the hardships of oppressed, dislocated, and marginalized peoples in various parts of the world in stark and stunning black-and-white photography.

In this seminar, we will be viewing some of his photography and excerpts from his documentary, SALT OF THE EARTH, in order to consider whether photography has power to raise awareness about social injustices and human crisis or whether it simply functions to gaze on the injustices and suffering got others from a position of distance and power.

Seminar Date: January 19, 2016 | 12:15-1:15 pm in Room 101.

The LION Seminar Series follows a theme throughout the year, with opportunities for students, faculty and staff to engage in discussion on social justice issues in the media, history, and world culture. Seminars take place at Corpus Christi College, and are open to students and members of the community of Saint Mark's.

For more information on this seminar or the LION Seminar Series, contact Dr. Bettina Stumm at [email protected].

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