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2018 Photographic Studies Award: Dr Karen Strassler
Friday 21 September 2018, 05:30pm - 07:30pm
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The Royal Anthropological Institute is proud to award the 2018 Photographic Studies Prize to Dr Karen Strassler.

Friday 21 September at 5.30 pm

Please join us in this celebration on 21 September between 5.30 and 7.30 pm for a talk by Dr Strassler and a drinks reception.

The Eventfulness of Images

Focusing on political images in Indonesia, this talk will present an argument for thinking of images as events rather than objects, representations, or social agents. I will suggest that the “image-event” offers analytic purchase on the political work of images by attending to their processual qualities as they move, mutate, and proliferate within contemporary, complexly mediated public spheres.
 
Bio: Karen Strassler is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research has focused on photography, mediation, memory, and politics in contemporary Indonesia. She is the author of Refracted Visions: Popular Photography and National Modernity in Java (Duke UP 2010) and Demanding Images: Transparency and Mediation in a Democratizing Public Sphere (Duke UP, forthcoming).

This event is free, but tickets must be booked. To book tickets please go to https://karenstrassler.eventbrite.co.uk