Giving Voice Through Social Documentary Photography Forum


WHEN : 27 August ·1:00 – 4:00
WHERE : Central Lecture Theatre,Queensland College of Art.Griffith University, Southbank Campus.

Speakers: Angela Blakely and David Lloyd, Social Documentary Photographers.Shahidul Alam, Social Documentary PhotographerTracey Foley, Amnesty International, Panel Facilitator: Professor Pradip Thomas, University of Queensland

Museum of Brisbane is proud to present the Giving Voice Through Social Documentary Photography Forum. This public forum reveals the importance of this practice and how it becomes a powerful channel for the international examination of human rights and social justice. The panel of speakers will discuss their commitment to providing a platform for issues that touch us all and how their individual work
also gives voice to those who have none.

Angela Blakely and David Lloyd have collaborated as social documentary photographers since 1994. Currently working at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, their work has photo documented the immediate effects of those who, through personal or social trauma, have been rendered invisible and powerless.

Joining Blakely and Lloyd is special international guest, acclaimed and multi-award winning photographer, human rights activist and teacher from Bangladesh, Shahidul Alam. Alam has previously been a jury member and judge of the prestigious World Press Photo competition and is the founder of several photographic based schools and organisations. These include Majority World, a global community interest initiative formed to provide a platform and to champion Indigenous photographers and photographic agencies within their native countries.

Tracey Foley will discuss the work of Amnesty International, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary In 2011. During that time this nongovernment organisation has remained committed to generating action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights, and demanding justice for those whose rights have been violated.

The forum will conclude with a panel discussion facilitated by Professor Pradip Thomas from the Centre of Communication and Social Justice at the University of Queensland.

This event is presented in association with Queensland College of Art, Griffith University and University of Queensland, Centre for Communication for Social Change.

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