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Towards a Manifesto for Democracy and Sustainable Development 
Power in Whose Palm? The Digital Democratization of Photography
23 Feb - 27 Feb, 2013
 LGBT and Human Rights: New Challenges, Next Steps

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Photography has transformative power and an extraordinary capacity to affect social change. Images from Syria, Tahrir Square or the Vietnam War photograph of the naked, nine-year old Kim PhĂșc fleeing a napalm attack... These images stay with us, they shape our opinions, change our minds. As Susan Sontag postulated in her famous essay collection "On Photography," photography is not objective. Images have power and can become a force for positive progress in our societies.

Whereas there are many photography conferences worldwide, few explicitly strive to bring together a multi-disciplinary, international group of participants for an open, informal exchange of thoughts and ideas in a neutral setting. This international forum will bring diverse experts from a range of photographic activities into dialogue and give them the opportunity to reflect deeply on the transformative power of this medium. Emerging from the discussions will be a thought piece summarizing the main ideas and findings of the gathering. The thought piece will be disseminated to a broader group of stakeholders worldwide with the goal of inspiring a greater awareness of photography's transformative power, as well as a better understanding of the ways in which the medium and the channels of distribution are evolving, and what this means for the future.

Registration Deadline is February 11, 2013

This session is supported by the Edward T. Cone Foundation

The Salzburg Global Seminar is committed to carbon reduction and a sustainable future. Please click here for further information

Manuel Toscano
 
Emma Raynes

 
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