Photographic exhibition, talk and workshop led by John Oates (The Open University) and Annabel Tremlett (University of Portsmouth).
In the absence of direct contact, understandings of diversity are typically mediated through positioned narratives and evocative imagery produced by journalists and commentators. To be able to counter negative uses of imagery it is important to examine the dynamic process in which attitudes are molded and solidified by different types of portrayal. A closer examination of images from everyday lives, including self-representations, and how both positive and negative attitudes are evoked by exposure to imagery, offers the opportunity to advance our knowledge.
This exhibition and workshop is part of a project funded by the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust, seeking to create a deeper understanding that could lead to more extensive use of alternative ‘non-stereotypical’ images.
Participants in the workshop will be encouraged to express their reactions to a variety of exhibited images of Hungarian Roma people and to join in discussion of the contemporary role of imagery in shaping attitudes.
The event is free but registration in advance is required on firstname.lastname@example.org.