P07
Images and Human Rights: Local and Global Perspectives through the creation and distribution of the visual

Convenors:
Nancy Lipkin Stein (Florida Atlantic University)
Discussant:
Alison Dundes Renteln
Location:
Sackler B
Start time:
29 May, 2014 at 11:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

This panel explores issues of creation, distribution, and control of images through official and unofficial sources asking what impact that has had on human rights.

Long abstract:

What images are relevant to the framing of human rights, and who decides? Television, print, and social media, contribute to how we see ourselves and others. We experience the world on many levels, but the rise of visual communication plays a significant role in shaping what we know and when we know it. This panel explores issues of creation, distribution, and control of images through official and unofficial sources asking what impact that has had on human rights. What are the ethical implications of tying such images to people and places? These questions range from the scholarly to the activists, spanning visual research methodologies, to everyday sources of information.