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Photography and Social Advocacy


Dec 08 2016


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Photography and Social Advocacy

Photography and Social Advocacy

A Conversation with Ron Haviv and Ed Kashi

Join us for a discussion with Ron Haviv and Ed Kashi, both of the internationally acclaimed VII Photo group, about photography and social advocacy. How can photographs tell stories that spur social change? What challenges do photographers face in reaching audiences in a media-dense world? Drawing on their experiences photographing political, social, and ecological crises and conflicts, Haviv and Kashi will share their thoughts about the possibilities of photography to effect social change. Presented in collaboration with the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, NC.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. Sponsored at Duke by the Forum for Scholars and Publics, with co-sponsorship by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute and the Center for Documentary Studies. As part of the exhibition Dispatches, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) is pleased to present the work of Ed Kashi and Ron Haviv, and to host them as guest speakers in locations across North Carolina, including Duke University’s Forum for Scholars and Publics. Dispatches is a multi-platform exhibition gathering and generating artistic responses to the news by contemporary artists and photojournalists.

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In Gratitude Haviv and Kashi

"In this noisy digital and social media era, we collectively wondered if there's still a place for the kind of photojournalism that forces moral reckoning." —Margaret "Lou" Brown, In Gratitude: On Photography and Social Advocacy, Forum Online


Ron Haviv

VII Photo

Ron Haviv is an Emmy nominated, award-winning photojournalist and co-founder of the photo agency VII, dedicated to documenting conflict and raising awareness about human rights issues around the globe. In the last three decades, Haviv has covered more than twenty-five conflicts and worked in over one hundred countries. He has…...

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Ed Kashi

VII Photo

Ed Kashi is a photojournalist dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. A sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his work. As a member of VII Photo Agency, Kashi has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling…...

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