A collection of essays will provide critical analyses on the past, present and future of lens-based media. Contributions from scholars will offer research-based perspectives on the field, its relation to sociopolitical movements and the evolution of lens-based media.
Kymberly Pinder, Ph.D.
Scholar, Curator & Stavros Niarchos Foundation Dean of the Yale School of Art, Yale University
What Can’t be Unseen: Photography and Activism
CONTENT WARNING: VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED – “What is the frequency of images? Some photos are not quiet at all.”Tina M. Campt, 2017 (Listening to Images, Durham: Duke University Press, 2017, 116) Today we are surrounded by a cacophony of images. Anyone can view the recording of an array of documented injustices, from police shootings or […]Read Essay
ITALIC ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR & LECTURER, STANFORD UNIVERSITY
What AI Can Teach Us about Interpreting Photos
How do I know what I think until I see what I say? – E.M. Forster The newspapers were full of pictures. Well, not exactly pictures. Descriptions of pictures. Here’s a famous one: a picture of a wide Parisian boulevard, empty except for a man having his boots blacked. You know this picture. After seeing […]Read Essay