The Visual Framing of Social Issues

Virtual event

Date

September 13, 2022
12:00–13:15PM EDT

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Ukrainians flee as the Russians advance into Irpin, Ukraine, March 10, 2022. Photo by Ron Haviv / VII

With our culture steeped in visuality, news images keep getting more creative and multi-layered. 

In this event, Michael Shaw, publisher of Reading the Pictures and Chatting the Pictures, is in conversation with David Campbell to discuss the visual framing of major social issues. 

For example, what can we learn from visual coverage of the rapidly-escalating climate crisis? What pictures are standing out? Are there double standards and shifting criteria regarding the use of graphic imagery? And with America more polarized than ever, what news photography is refusing to play along with division?

Chatting the Pictures on the VII Insider blog

VII Insider is pleased to partner with Reading the Pictures to bring episodes of Chatting the Pictures to the VII Insider community every couple of months.

We began in March 2022 with a close reading of some of Ron Haviv’s work in and around KyivThroughout April 2022, Michael and Cara published three episodes of Chatting the Pictures analyzing images of war in Ukraine, which we posted on the blog here.

Chatting the Pictures produce episodes every two weeks, and we are pleased to share three here examining the war in Ukraine, American politics, and the climate crisis.

This event was recorded and you can watch the video here

 

Michael Shaw

Michael is an analyst of news photography and visual journalism, a frequent lecturer and writer on visual politics, photojournalism, and media literacy, and the founder and publisher of Reading the Pictures. He is also a Clinical Psychologist and organizational consultant in private practice. His clinical training involves the analysis of character styles, and his research has dealt with the creative process, visual thinking, and how metaphors can create psychological insight.
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