Photography and Human Rights


WHEN April 4, 2016
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM EST WHERE New York WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York By Invitation Interested scholars please contact

Human rights photography has pursued an ethics and a practice for photography that distinguishes it from much of social documentary photography and photojournalism. It has focused not only on wars, political upheavals and environmental catastrophes but also increasingly on issues of health, gender, work and education in their local dimensions. This colloquium and workshop explores the history, theory and practice of human rights photography by bringing together a distinguished group of international scholars and practicing photographers.

Image: Student in prison van, Jagannath Hall, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1996. Photo: Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World

Convened by
  • Shamoon Zamir, Director of Akkasah and Associate Professor of Literature and Visual Studies, NYUAD
  • Shahidul Alam, Photographer, Individuals

In Collaboration with

Akkasah: Center for Photography, NYUAD

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