Open Photojournalism Education Network
Date: Sunday, October 16th
Time: 10 am PST/ 1 pm EST / 6pm GMT (running for 90 minutes)
The Great Recession: Analyzing the Media's Visual Framing of the Unending Economic Crisis
The BagNewsSalon, a program of BagNewsNotes, is dedicated to understanding how the visual media frames the key social and political events of the day. The Salon brings together the world's leading photojournalists, visual academics and other informed observers to analyze select edits of still news and political images in a 90 minute on-line discussion format.
An invited panel will discuss the images of the great recession in the United States and Europe. The Salon includes photographers who have been covering the recession in depth and academics specializing in the visual rhetoric of poverty and social welfare.
Participants Scheduled to Appear:
Michael Shaw, host - Publisher, BagNews
Nathan Stormer, moderator - Professor of Communications and Journalism/U. of Maine
Tony Suau - Two time World Press Photo of the Year Award Winning Photographer, co-founder of Facing Change: Documenting America
David H. Wells - freelance photographer based in the northeastern United States, Aurora Photos
Andrew Lichtenstein - photographer, New York City, Facing Change: Documenting America
Ben Roberts - freelance photographer based in South England
Michael Williamson - Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, The Washington Post
Cara Finnegan - Professor of Communication, U. of Illinois, Co-editor: Visual Rhetoric: a reader in communication and American culture
Loret Steinberg - Professor of Photojournalism and Documentary Photography/R.I.T.
Ida Benedetto - Producer and Editor, BagNewsSalon
(photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
BagNewsNotes is the only site dedicated 100% to visual politics and the analysis of news images. In 2011, BagNews led LIFE.com's list of top 20 photo blogs and also won a Picture of the Year International award for Multimedia. Launched in 2004, BNN is closely followed by the political and visual media, the political blogosphere, the photojournalism community and university communications and photojournalism programs.
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