A migrant carrying a baby is stopped by Hungarian police officers as he tries to escape on a field nearby a collection point in the village of Roszke, no rx Hungary, September 8, 2015.
Photos of the migrant crisis have dominated the media space over the past year. What can we learn from the way traditional and social media, primarily in the west, has depicted the crisis in terms of context; scale and scope; demographics (including gender, race and nationality); geopolitics; aesthetics; empathy and sensitivity?
The Reading The Pictures Salon brings together the eyes and voices of leading photojournalists, editors, visual academics and highly-informed observers to discuss and analyze the most vital and interesting news images of the day. Join us for the discussion and participate live in an accompanying chatroom. See you there!
Where and When:
Online via Google HangOut —
Sunday, January 10th: 8 PST / 11 EST / 4 GMT (for 2 hours)
Photographers Alixandra Fazzina and Jason Florio; publisher/curator Glenn Ruga; visual scholars Michelle Bogre, Anne Demo and Shani Orgad; and RTP publisher Michael Shaw. Discussion led by RTP moderator and visual scholar, Cara Finnegan.