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Vision & Justice: The Art of Citizenship

How do we “read” a photograph? What is the relationship between art production, culture, and justice? And how can photography, which has been used to shape notions of racial identity since the 19th century, be repurposed to confront stereotypes and deconstruct myths in the age of mass image creation? Find out in this interactive session led by Sarah Lewis, whose Vision & Justice course — based on her award-winning work as guest editor of the “Vision & Justice” issue of Aperture — has become one of the most popular offerings at Harvard University.

Speakers: Sarah Lewis
Festival: 2018

Audio/Video: Justice

America's problem with race has deep roots. With the country's foundation tied to the near extermination of... See more
Our juvenile justice system is too often overly punitive, inefficient, and outdated—especially given new findings about... See more
Capital punishment in the United States is on the decline, driven largely by evolving public opinion and politics. Why... See more
Instances of wrongful convictions, misconduct by some prosecutors, public concern over mass incarceration, and evidence... See more
When Damon Tweedy begins medical school, he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working-class background... See more
Featured Ideas Festival Scholars include Lashon Amado, María Teresa Kumar, Michael McAfee, and Eshauna Smith. Fueling... See more

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