Workshop| Humanitiarian Photojournalism: A History of the Present
Historians, art historians, critics, and photojournalists will make brief presentations to begin addressing such questions as: What were the connections between the rising importance of photo-reportage and the rise of global humanitarianism? Were they allies, enemies, or simply coincidences? Can the relationship have had a history, connected to European decolonization, to development, and to shifting practices of visual production and circulation in the global media?
The workshop will be moderated by Jeremy Adelman, the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History and Director of the Global History Lab.
Participants in the workshop include:
Gary Bass, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School and Politics Department, Princeton University
Katherine Bussard, Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography, Princeton University Art Museum
Susie Linfield, Associate Professor, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University
Susan Meiselas, photojournalist and Visiting Belknap Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of English, Princeton University
Peter van Agtmael, documentary photographer
Andrew S. Thompson, President, CEO, Arts and Humanities Research Council UK
Virginie Troit, Directrice générale, Fondation Croix-Rouge française
The program is organized by Jeremy Adelman, the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, and Katherine Bussard, Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography, and cosponsored by the Princeton University Art Museum and the Program in Journalism.