NonFiction Photo and BLOG (Black Ladies of Groningen) are teaming up for the free online event
By Thomas Ansell
Groninger organisations Black Ladies of Groningen and NonFiction Photo are joining together for a free, livestreamed symposium tonight on the topic: ‘freedom, photography, and the Black Lives Matter movement’. The symposium is free to attend, from 20:00 to 21:00 this evening.
May 3 is ‘World Press Freedom Day’, as set by the UN in 1993. The day aims to highlight the role of journalists around the world in telling the stories of people and communities, and holding governments to account.
In the last few years, the Black Lives Matter movement has been one of the largest social change drivers in the Western world. Fittingly, one of the nominated photos for this years ‘World Press Photo’ prize was taken at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, and features a Black Lives Matter protestor. This powerful image will form the cornerstone of discussions.
Guests include Dr Scott Eldridge II of the RUG, and members of the BLOG leadership team. For more information, and sign-up, check out NonFiction Photo’s website.
Image: ‘Emancipation Memorial Debate’
Photographer: Evelyn Hockstein, for The Washington Post
Via NonFiction Photo Groningen