VISUAL CULTURE OF HUMAN RIGHTS
-a Conversation with Thomas Keenan

SEMINAR SERIES

In a conversation with Thomas Keenan the founder of the Human Rights Exhibition Project, Katrine Bregengaard explores the historical and contemporary visual culture of human rights by drawing comparisons between UNESCO’s Human Rights exhibition from 1949 and the Family of Man exhibition from 1955. Questions will be raised about the role of images in giving meaning to the idea of human rights, be they linked to triumphant narratives, depictions of suffering, or acting as evidence.

 



DATE: November 7 2013, 6.15pm

LOCATION: 
Heyman Center, Columbia University

ORGANIZER: The Human Rights Exhibition Project