OSI Event: Photography as Advocacy?

Uploaded on behalf of the Open Society Institute: Photography as Advocacy? Day Labor, Family, and the New Global Economy   The threats to immigrants' rights give urgency to documenting and understanding the tensions in the personal lives of day laborers and their complex place in the temporary employment sector of the new global economy.   Please join us for a discussion about Day Labor, Family, and the New Global Economy, part of the ongoing Photography As Advocacy? series presented by the Open Society Institute, which explores how photography can be used to shape public policy and perception and to effect social change.   Wednesday, November 9th, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Columbia University School of Social Work 1255 Amsterdam Avenue (between 121st and 122nd Streets) Concourse Level   Jon Lowenstein, photographer Susan Meiselas, moderator Chris Newman, National Day Laborer Organizing Network coordinator   RSVP to Whitney Johnson at whjohnson@sorosny.org or (212) 548-0336.   Lowenstein’s work, which is part of the Moving Walls photography exhibition organized by the Open Society Institute, is currently on display at the Columbia University School of Social Work. For more information about the exhibition, please visit www.movingwalls.org.

Runningdog Documentary Photography Links

David Smithson's site links to some nice work, including Bernard Descamps work from Madaqascar,

Sendoff/Fundraiser

fyi for locals: notice of a sendoff and fundraising raffle in Bkln wednesday sent by Teru Kuwayama:

this wednesday night at Bembe in Brooklyn (southside williamburg), we're having a send off party for the new york crew. Sandra Lourenco and Michael Ackerman are heading out thursday. Sandra's going back to Mozambique, Michael's headng back to Poland. I'm out for Pakistan on friday. Azu will be moving turntables and capirhinias. Details and directions on the Projectile Arts website: http://www.projectilearts.org/events/ there'll also be a fundraising raffle to support Sandra's ongoing project on the Makonde tribe in Mozambique. The prizelist: Michael Ackerman 12x18 inch gelatin silver print. Teru Kuwayama 13x30 inch theta print Adam Cohen "Fire of Time, Blind Grace" DVD Spencer Mandell has also generously offered himself up for a night of  romance, fine dining, and breakdancing, so we are pleased to add a "dream date with Spencer Mandell" to the prize list.

Useful links to English-Language Newspapers

DailyEarth is a very useful link for studying up on current events in a country before traveling. Hundreds of English-language newspapers or translations are listed by country and available online. Another resource is the Spire Project.

Poll

Which Photo Agency Is Hardest To Deal With? (Please use the comment section to address some of the issues you see.)
Getty
29%
Corbis
7%
Sipa
5%
Blackstar
4%
WireImage
6%
Panos
1%
Agency VU
2%
Lookat Photos
4%
VII
6%
Magnum
11%
Aurora
1%
Gamma
5%
WPN
5%
Zuma Press
8%
Polaris
5%
Total votes: 690
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