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By definition, photography represents an instant. Precisely because of this, it runs the risk of reducing a complex phenomenon to a single scene, hiding its chronological dimension, personal stories and structural dynamics. The BRIDGES project carried out an analysis of textual and visual narratives on migration in the media in different European countries, and concluded that photography often ends up reinforcing the stereotype of migrants, representing them either as a threat or as victims.
Beyond the traditional media, photojournalism also works to turn the gaze and capture reality with a visual discourse that invites us to ask questions, to investigate beyond immediacy, to reflect critically, to change the discourse and to open the lens to everything that often remains out of focus.
In this new edition of the series of conferences “What is going on in the world?” organised by CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs) we will reflect on the capacity of photojournalism to transform the dominant narratives on migrations. We will do so with Anna Surinyach, photojournalist and graphic editor of 5W Magazine, and Edu Ponces, journalist and photographer at RUIDO Photo, moderated by BRIDGES project coordinator Blanca Garcés.
This activity has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 101004564.
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