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Belong through the Lens: A Summary of NYU’s Visual Citizenship Conference.

Visual Citizenship: Belonging through the Lens of Human Rights and Humanitarian Action
April 23-24, 2010
Photo Exhibit runs through July 17, 2010
Lee Douglas, NYU Anthropology
On April 23 and 24, 2010, New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge hosted an interdisciplinary conference that sought to explore, and in part define, what it means to be a visual citizen. Bringing together a wide range of visual culture theorists, including WJT Mitchell, Ariella Azoulay, and Robert Hariman, as well as image-makers like photographer and documentarian Susan Meiselas and image-focused human rights and humanitarian organizations such as WITNESS and Doctors Without Borders, the conference aimed to rethink citizenship outside of a juridical-only framework and to consider the roles that the visual plays in establishing, delimiting, and claiming space.…

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