Widening the Lens: Revolutionizing Photography Voices
Photography has always had a special role in shaping the visual narratives that help us make sense of our world. Not only do we record, share and understand life through images, but these images also galvanize individuals to act. While the impulse for visual storytelling is as old as humanity itself, the tools, storytellers and mechanisms for sharing visual stories are now dramatically different. More than ever, photography has the power to transcend barriers, spark dialogue and promote understanding. But who is telling these stories today, and how can we take action to enable people to tell their own stories, widening the lens of storytellers everywhere? Three extraordinary leaders in photography will discuss their groundbreaking approaches to using the most powerful communications tools of our time, concurrently creating provocative work on their own and exposing diverse artists to opportunities to amplify their visual voices. Join us for a dynamic conversation about the exciting possibilities of a more nuanced and inclusive photographic lens to create a broader societal impact.
*Shahidul Alam is currently being held by Dhaka police after criticizing the Bangladeshi government in an interview with Al Jazeera. His attendance at our Nov. 2 event is dependent on his release: https://www.catchlight.io/news-content/2018/10/2/update-shahidul-alam-at-widening-the-lens.
In association with CatchLight
Banner photos © (from left to right): Carlos Javier Ortiz, Aida Muluneh, Andrea Bruce
The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
5:30 p.m. check-in
6:30 p.m. program