The Reading the Pictures Salon brings together experts on visual culture to analyze a group of ten news and media photographs in an on-line discussion format. This Salon is being jointly produced with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. It’s a featured component of SEEING SCIENCE, a year-long project that explores the role photography plays in shaping, representing, and furthering the sciences. This project also involves original photo research which will be featured on Twitter, Instagram and then archived here following the live event.
The event is free but registration is required. Please register below:
Date: Thursday, December 1st, 2016
Time: 7 pm EST for 2 hours
Where: The talk will take place on the Google HangOut platform accommodating live audio and video with involvement from viewers via live chat. Please register below to participate.
Who: Panelists include: Rebecca Adelman UMBC Professor of Media & Communication Studies; Ben de la Cruz, Multimedia Editor, Science Desk, NPR; Marvin Heiferman Curator, Project Director “Seeing Science”; Corey Keller – Curator, SFMOMA; Kurt Mutchler – Senior Editor, Science, Photography Department, National Geographic; and Max Mutchler, Space Telescope Science Institute, Hubble Heritage Project manager. The HangOut will be moderated by University of Maine professor and visual scholar, Nate Stormer.
The images: The panel will analyze the ten key photos in the slideshow seen on this website, the pictures carefully culled from thousands of media images across sixteen categories of science. (Fifty more images will also be presented on our Twitter and Instagram feeds in the three weeks leading up to the panel discussion, and then added to this post after the event.)
Please register here.