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Evidence, Memory, and Human Rights: Colombia's War Through the Lens of Photojournalism

When: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CT

Where: 2122 Sheridan Road, TGS Commons, rm. 140, Evanston, IL 60201 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sarah Peters   (847) 491-7980

Group: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Multicultural & Diversity


Using the images from his book, Violentology: A Manual of the Colombian Conflict (2012), and El 9: A Photographer at War (Albeiro Lopera, 2015), Stephen Ferry talks about documenting one of the longest civil wars in the world, and the importance of photography in the defense of human rights, as evidence of war crimes and as an instrument of historical memory.

In over 20 years covering Latin America, photojournalist Stephen Ferry has published two books and collaborated regularly with numerous publications, including The New York Times, and National Geographic. His work has been awarded the World Press Photo of the Year in two occasions. He teaches documentary practice in Cartagena, Colombia, and NYC.

Sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and co-sponsored by the Buffett Institute for Global Studies.

Light reception following talk. 

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