The Visual Representation of the US/Mexico Border Wall in the Media

Reading the Pictures and the Magnum Foundation are pleased to invite you to this unique online event.

The program is free but you must register in order to join.
An expert panel will examine the visual depiction of the wall, and how photographers and the news media are using imagery to frame the politics and the human rights issues surrounding the wall. Special attention will be paid to images published since the White House implementation of the "zero tolerance" policy, the family separation crisis, and “the caravan.” This salon is co-produced by Reading the Pictures and the Magnum Foundation with the support of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund’s Howard Chapnick Grant.

Viewers are encouraged to participate via live chat. 

Anne Demo
Assistant Professor, Communication Arts and Sciences, Penn State University

Teddy Cruz, Architect, Professor of Public Culture and Urbanism, Visual Arts, UCSD. Co-Director: Urban Research in the UCSD Center on Global Justice

Fonna Forman, Associate Professor of Political Science / Director, UCSD Center on Global Justice

Erin Siegal McIntyre, Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism

Nick Oza, Staff Photographer, Arizona Republic

Griselda San Martin, documentary photographer focusing on issues of immigration and identity

Michael Shaw, Publisher, Reading the Pictures

The Reading the Pictures Salon is an on-line, real-time discussion between photojournalists, visual scholars and other visual or subject experts. Each salon examines a set of images relevant to the visual stories of the day with a focus on the media and social media framing of a significant social issue. The photo edit is the key element and driver of each Salon discussion. These 9 photos are derived from an extensive review of the content and themes of published photos representing the depth and breadth of media representation. The Salon is produced by Pam Sullivan.
(Photo: Nick Oza. Caption: September 22, 2017. Women looking through the fence in Tijuana, Mexico, talking to a family member on the U.S. side)
  • When: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Price: Free
  • Language: English
  • Who can attend? Everyone
  • Dial-in available? (listen only): Not available.
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