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Orientalism in modern travel photography
07/04/2021 @ 19:00 - 20:00
What is Orientalism? and in what forms and mediums does it exist today? This event will look at the classical forms of Orientalism as identified by the late Edward Said, and then ask the question – is it still a phenomenon today? From travel photography and publications (National Geographic) to travel influencers, photography and storytelling are a powerful tool that can be used to tell a story. Join me, as we deconstruct Orientalism in Photography.
In this lecture, writer, translator, commentator and photographer Zirrar (https://zirrar.com/ or @zirrar on Instagram) will discuss the role of photography and the visual representation of the global south and how attitudes towards “the Orient” form a larger institutionalised system of representing “the Orient” and “the native” through the lens of the West.
Join us on Wednesday to learn more about orientalism in visual storytelling. The lecture starts at 19.00 and there will be an opportunity for a Q&A at the end of the talk.