Foreigner: Photoactivism, Representation, and the Refugee Crises – Panel & Exhibit
PANEL 6:00pm – 7:30pm | RECEPTION 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Join us for the opening of Foreigner, the Fall 2017 exhibition at the Gallery Space at Wagner. Curated by Frankie Crescioni-Santoni and Thomas Saxby, the exhibit features images and a short film by photographer and filmmaker Daniel Castro Garcia. It is presented in conjunction with the panel discussion Foreigner: Photoactivism, Representation, and the Refugee Crises.
The selected works are part of John Radcliffe Studio’s ongoing multimedia project documenting the experiences of refugees and migrants from the Middle East and North Africa arriving in Europe. The series originated in response to the sensationalist and violence-infused coverage of these communities by the European media.
The accompanying panel discussion brings together a roster of experts in the fields of arts & media, economics, international affairs, and public policy. The panel will explore the role of photography in offering counter-narratives to inflammatory and homogenized representations of refugees and the potential for the arts to impact public discourse and policy. Confirmed panelists include:
- Daniel Castro Garcia, Co-founder, John Radcliffe Studio
- Manjula Luthria, Senior Economist, World Bank
- Paul Moakley, Deputy Photo Editor, Time Magazine
- Meredith Whitefield, Manager of Photography, International Rescue Committee
Natasha Iskander, Associate Professor of Public Policy at NYU Wagner, will moderate.
The program will start with the panel discussion and Q&A from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. The gallery opening reception will immediately follow from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.
Foreigner is cosponsored by NYU Africa House, the NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, the Wagner Refugee Action Council (WagRAC), and the International Public Service Association (IPSA). For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.998.7401.