Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel 

Thursday March 30th, 6:30-8:30pm
The Skylight Room

Featuring Shiraz Grinbaum (member, Activestills Collective), Oren Ziv (co-founder and member, Activestills collective), Vered Maimon (Tel Aviv University, co-editor Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel), and Basel Alyazouri (member, Activestills collective). Moderated by Siona Wilson (College of Staten Island, the Graduate Center, CUNY).

A round-table discussion on the recently published book Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel  (Pluto Press, 2016). The book examines the decade-long work of the Activestills photography collective and the performative uses and roles of photographs in enabling and promoting human rights struggles in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. Featuring members of the collective in conversation with scholars and photographers, the panel will discuss the complex and divided politics of visibility in the region, the reinvention of activist photography in the age of social media, and the group’s dual commitment to a practice of digital archiving and the material and affective uses of photography as protest.

*Co-sponsored by the Center for Humanities and the James Gallery

Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel 
Date: March 30, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room
Address: 365 Fifth Avenue, New York 10016 (View Map)