Jeffrey D. Smith
Founder & Director
ZEKE Writer & Editor
Special Issue Editor
Reading the Pictures Salon: The Visual Framing of the Migrant Crisis
Sunday, January 10, 11:00 am EST
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?
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.
Current issue includes documentary features on Syria, Migration, and Gender and interviews with Marcus Bleasdale and Alice Gabriner (International Photo Editor for TIME).
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Winner to be featured in spring 2016 ZEKE and $1,000 honoraria
Send us your best documentary projects and photo editors from Time, Smithsonian, National Geographic, New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times will review them. All entries are exhibited on the SDN website and most appear in our monthly Spotlight, and are sent out through our social media.
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About Social Documentary Network
Social Documentary Network is a website for photographers, NGOs, journalists, editors, and students to create and explore documentary exhibits investigating critical issues facing the world today. Recent exhibits have explored oil workers in the Niger River Delta, male sex workers in India, Central American immigrant women during their journey north, and Iraqi and Afghan refugees in Greece.
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