Image credit (detail): Copyright Carlos Jurado, courtesy of Patricia Conde Galería

MAR 5 | Photography as Agent for Change Lecture: María del Carmen Barrios


María del Carmen Barrios on Picturing America: A Historical Approach to Visual Literacy

Online Event | Saturday 12-1pm (PST) | March 5, 2022


Join us for a lecture with María del Carmen Barrios exploring the history of photography across the Americas. Through consideration of landscapes, portraits, city views, and photo essays, this lecture will examine how photographic practices from Buenos Aires to Vancouver historically served many of the same purposes , how photographic imagery has been employed as a tool of empire, colonization, and the erasure of indigenous peoples, and the historical tropes that still persist in imagery today.

Image credit: Copyright Carlos Jurado, courtesy of Patricia Conde Galería

About the Photography as an Agent for Change Workshop Series:

Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) is thrilled to announce our inaugural Agent for Change workshop series, in partnership with Amazon Photos. Beginning in 2022 we will offer a series of six free workshops and public lectures that explore photography as a tool for advancement in areas of social justice, racial equity, disability, environmental justice, visual literacy, storytelling, and cross cultural communications. Because the workshops are free and intended to reach a broad audience, a limited number of spots will be available to the public with the remaining spots reserved for partner nonprofits and community groups. A free public educator talk will coincide with each workshop, so if the workshop is sold out there will be another opportunity to hear the teaching artist speak on the subject.

At PCNW we are committed to providing accessible, inclusive photographic education and that often means through free programs and events. If you appreciate the work we do, please consider supporting us by donating or volunteering.

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