Update: A video from the recent "Conflict[ed] Reporting: War and Photojournalism in the Digital Age" symposium was created and is now available to watch
at the links below.
- Video 1 - Introduction to Conflict[ed] Reporting: War and Photojournalism in the Digital Age
- Video 2 - Peter Maass: Perpetrators and Participants: War Photographers of the Digital Age
- Video 3 - Sharon Sliwinski: Seven Theses on the Photographic Situation
- Video 4 - Donald Matheson: When the war photographer returns: Exploring reflexive moments in photojournalism
- Video 5 - Panel: Conflict[ed] Reporting: War and Photojournalism in the Digital Age with Susan L. Carruthers, Vincent Lavoie, Louie Palu and Thierry Gervais
Warning: The videos contain some graphic images of war and conflict that some viewers may find disturbing.
Media@McGill, the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, and the McCord Museum present a two-day symposium on photojournalism on November 1 and 2, 2012 at the McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke Street West. With a line-up of international speakers from both the academic and professional spectrum, Photojournalism: Then & Now explores the history of photojournalism, with a particular focus on Canada, on the first day of the symposium; while the second day is dedicated to the role played by photojournalism, within a changing digital landscape, in the media representation of 21st-century warfare. The event is free and open to the public.
2:00-3:30 p.m. Roundtable (bilingual): The Histories of Photojournalism in Canada
with Zoë Tousignant, PhD candidate, Department of Art History, Concordia University; JoAnne Stober, Archivist, Arts and Photography, Library and Archives Canada; Lily Koltun, Archivist, Artist; Frédéric Giuliano, Archivist Coordinator, Direction des services aux usagers et aux partenaires, Centre d'archives de Montréal, Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec; Will Straw, Professor, Department of Art History and Communications Studies, McGill University
4:00-5:00 p.m. Public Lecture, Questioning Photojournalism History
Thierry Gervais is a faculty member in the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University and Head of Research at the Ryerson Image Centre. He is the editor-in-chief of the journal Études photographiques and the author of La Photographie (with Gaëlle Morel) and several other works on photography.
1:00-2:00 p.m. Perpetrators and Participants: War Photographers of the Digital Age - Peter Maass, Journalist
2:00-3:00 p.m. Seven Theses on the Photographic Situation - Sharon Sliwinski, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario
3:30-4:30 p.m. When the War Photographer Returns: Exploring Reflexive Moments in Photojournalism - Donald Matheson, Acting Head, School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand
4:30-6:00 p.m. Panel: Conflict[ed] Reporting: War and Photojournalism in the Digital Age
with Louie Palu, Photojournalist, Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow with the New America Foundation; Susan L. Carruthers, Associate Professor, Department of History at Rutgers University in Newark; Thierry Gervais, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University, Editor-in-Chief of Études Photographiques.
Please note that simultaneous interpretation will only be available on the second day of the event.