MillerComm Lecture Series

Rebel Vision: Decolonizing Photojournalism

Tuesday, March 1st, 2022
Tara Pixley

Knight Auditorium
Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory, Urbana

Event Description

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In this lecture, Professor Pixley will discuss how contemporary photojournalism practices have inscribed imperialist, anti-Black, whitewashed world views into news photography at both individual and institutional levels. She will analyze those practices and unpack the activist ethos and professional concerns that launched a variety of initiatives and interventions such as Women Photograph, Everyday Projects, and Diversify Photo — all of which have used the digital realm to produce what she claims is a “rebel vision” of marginalized communities. She will advance her hypothesis that as we aim to articulate the relationship between contemporary media and contemporary society, a holistic approach is imperative to understanding media cultures and their intersections with representations of race, gender, and other identity formations.

Hosted by: Department of Journalism

Cosponsored by: American Indian Studies Program, Department of African American Studies, Department of Asian American Studies, Department of Dance, Department of Gender & Women's Studies, Department of Latina/Latino Studies, Department of Media & Cinema Studies, Department of Sociology, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Graduate College, School of Art + Design, School of Social Work, Spurlock Museum

Tara Pixley

Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism
Loyola Marymount University