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Year of Global Africa: Eye on Africa - Greg Marinovich, S. African Pulitzer Prize Photographer
Thursday, 19 Apr 2018
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
201 International Center
African Studies Center
Event Details:

TITLE: "Confronting the Contradictions of Documentary Photography" by Greg Marinovich

In this presentation, South African Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and author Greg Marinovich discusses the ways in which he has dealt with, or not dealt with, the contradictions that face conflict journalists in Africa and around the world. He references Susan Sontag and Frantz Fanon in addressing the issues of photographing violence, both as a partial insider in his own country and a complete outsider as a photojournalist parachuted into a war zone.

Born in South Africa in 1962, Greg Marinovich is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and author of The Bang Bang Club (Basic Books, 2000) and Murder At Small Koppie (MSU Press, 2017), which won the prestigious Alan Paton award for non-fiction in South Africa. He has spent 25 years doing conflict, documentary and news photography around the globe. He has made several documentary films. He was a World Press Photo judge in 1994 & 2005. He received the Nat Nakasa award for courageous journalism. Marinovich was Editor-In-Chief of the "Twenty Ten" project, managing 100 African journalists in all forms of media. He teaches workshops and talks on photography and storytelling. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2013-14 and is currently a Visiting Associate Professor in journalism at Boston University.