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The Visual Representation of the US/Mexico Border Wall in the Media: A Reading the Pictures Salon (ONLINE WEBCAST)

  • ONLINE WEBCAST 7:30–9:00 PM EST 4:30–6:00 PM PST Bit.ly/BorderWallSalon (map)
 Nick Oza. Women looking through the fence in Tijuana, Mexico, talking to a family member on the U.S. side, September 22, 2017.

Nick Oza. Women looking through the fence in Tijuana, Mexico, talking to a family member on the U.S. side, September 22, 2017.

Join us for a participatory, online salon examining photographic representation of the US/Mexico border wall in the media.

The live webcast will be held online at 7:30–9:00 PM EST | 4:30–6:00 PM PST. Viewers are encouraged to participate via a live chat and will receive a link to join the webcast upon registration.

This salon is co-produced by Reading the Pictures and Magnum Foundation with the support of the Howard Chapnick Grant.

An expert panel will examine a set of nine photographs, derived from an extensive review of images published widely in the media, depicting of the wall, and will focus on how photographers and the news media are using imagery to frame the politics and the human rights issues surrounding the wall. Special attention will be paid to images published since the White House implementation of the “zero tolerance” policy, the family separation crisis, and “the caravan.” 

The panel includes: Teddy Cruz, Architect, Professor of Public Culture and Urbanism, Visual Arts, UCSD; Fonna Forman, Associate Professor of Political Science / Co-Director, UCSD Center on Global Justice; Erin Siegal McIntyre, Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism; Nick Oza, Staff Photographer, Arizona Republic; Griselda San Martindocumentary photographer focusing on issues of immigration and identity; Michael Shaw, Publisher, Reading The Pictures; and will be moderated by Anne Demo, Assistant Professor, Communication Arts and Sciences, Penn State University.

The live webcast will be held online at 7:30–9:00 PM EST | 4:30–6:00 PM PST. Viewers are encouraged to participate via a live chat and will receive a link to join the webcast upon registration.

The Reading the Pictures Salon is an on-line, real-time discussion between photojournalists, visual scholars and other visual or subject experts. Each salon examines a set of images relevant to the visual stories of the day with a focus on the media and social media framing of a significant social issue. The photo edit is the key element and driver of each Salon discussion. These 9 photos are derived from an extensive review of the content and themes of published photos representing the depth and breadth of media representation. The Salon is produced by Pam Sullivan.