Beyond Witness—New Approaches to Crisis Photography, an exhibition presented by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Date and Time: Nov. 4th-12th
Location: FotoWeek DC Central, 1800 L St, NW, Washington, DC
We live in an era saturated with images of all kinds clamoring for our attention. Combine this with constantly shrinking space for serious, thought-provoking photography on complex issues, and a clear problem emerges. As a result, photojournalists must explore new ways to tell stories and identify or create new outlets for such work to be seen.
The Pulitzer Center has proven again and again its commitment to funding and promoting important photojournalism that pushes the boundaries of our definition of crises and explores avenues beyond traditional presentation.
This exhibit features the compelling work of eight of our photographer partners whose work embodies this idea: Marcus Bleasdale, Dominic Bracco II, Sean Gallagher, Andre Lambertson, Richard Mosse, David Rochkind, Stephanie Sinclair and James Whitlow Delano. From identifying important, but seemingly intractable, systemic issues to creating long-term, deeply informed bodies of work to distributing the completed work in non-traditional venues, this work challenges our notions of what to expect from images of crisis.
Panel Discussion and Night Projection
Date and Time: Nov. 7th, 5:30pm
Location: Jack Morton Auditorium, GWU, 805 21st Street, NW
On Monday, November 7, join us for an exciting discussion sponsored by the GW School of Media and Public Affairs and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting featuring seven of the above photographers (more info at link below). They will discuss the unique ways they approach covering crises.
Following the panel, there will be a projection of Richard Mosse’s work on the south wall of Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street Northwest) on GW’s campus and an outdoor reception sponsored by the GWU Program Board.
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is an innovative, award-winning, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the independent international journalism that U.S. media organizations are increasingly less able to undertake. Visit us at pulitzercenter.org