Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What is the power of a photo?

On the next Your Call we'll talk about photography as social commentary. The Time Magazine cover portrait of an Afghan girl with a mutilated face has been controversial -- especially paired with its caption. How do photographs enhance, alter, or manipulate the "news"? Or vice versa? Do photographs carry more inherent "truth" than words or can they also be spun? Join us live at 11 or send us an email at feedback@yourcallradio.org. If you enjoy photography for art, do you also see it as social commentary? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Steve McCurry, world-renowned photojournalist

Ken Light, social documentary photographer; author of Witness In Our Time: Working Lives of Documentary Photographers; adjunct professor and curator of the Center for Photography at the Graduate School of Journalism at U.C. Berkeley

Daisy Hernandez, former editor of ColorLines

Trevor Paglen, artist, writer, and experimental geographer; author of Invisible: Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes

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