CFP: [International] Images for Advocacy

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Cynthia Miller
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CFP: Images for Advocacy

International Visual Sociology Association Annual Conference
Space, Time, and Image
Buenos Aires, Argentina
August 6-8, 2008

Deadline: May 15, 2008

Image-based projects are being employed with increasing frequency among
individuals and communities to empower, create awareness, and advocate
for change. Through film and video, digital storytelling, disposable
camera projects, and other methodologies, these efforts are linking lives
and social action in ways that render the unseen visible, create space
for the marginalized, and reconsider the taken-for-granted. Utilizing
new technologies, (web-based galleries, photo-sharing, U-Tube, etc.) these
projects have the capability to create awareness, solidarity, and support
across borders and boundaries in ways that are continually expanding.
Notable examples of such projects are Photovoice, Shooting for Peace,
Unseen America, and Against the Tide of History, among many others.

This panel (or possibly, multiple panels) will explore a range of
community-based projects which utilize images for advocacy and social
change. It will be practical and methodological in nature, exploring the
hands-on processes of the projects, the images generated, and their
objectives and outcomes -- both for the individuals involved in image-
creation and for the wider communities in which they were carried out.
Papers will be chosen to represent a range of methodologies and media
(both moving and still) and a cross-section of social, economic, labor,
and health issues addressed by the images.

Abstracts of 250-300 words may be submitted to the panel organizer,
Cynthia Miller, at

Further information on the conference and IVSA maybe be found at the IVSA

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