WHAT DOES WAR LOOK LIKE?
Three Perspectives on Photographing Conflict
Tuesday, December 6th,
Guggenheim Performance Hall, 6 pm
Join us on Tuesday, December 6 for a special talk by three experienced war photojournalists at the Carey Institute for Global Good.
Finbarr O’Reilly, Anastasia Taylor-Lind and Ivan Sigal have reported from the front lines of conflicts in Afghanistan, the Ivory Coast, the Congo, Pakistan, Ukraine and more. Currently fellows with the Logan Nonfiction Program at the Carey Institute, this is a unique opportunity to hear these accomplished photojournalists discuss their experiences and share their incredible work.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 6 at 6 pm
COST: Free and open to the public; light refreshments & cash bar
RSVP: Call 518-797-5100 to reserve your seat
WHERE: The Guggenheim Performance Hall at the Carey Institute for Global Good; 63 Huyck Rd. / Rensselaerville, NY 12147
Finbarr O’Reilly is collaborating with Thomas Brennan on a book, “Shooting Ghosts,” combining Finbarr’s work as a world-renowned combat photographer and Tom Brennan’s transition from a wounded Marine veteran to a journalist with a passion for covering military and veteran affairs. Penguin Random House will publish their work in early 2017.
Among other honors, Finbarr is a 2013 Nieman Fellow at Harvard, a 2014 Ochberg Fellow at the DART Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and a 2015 Yale World Fellow.
Anastasia Taylor-Lind is an English-Swedish writer and photographer currently based in the US.
Anastasia has a background in photojournalism and has worked for leading editorial publications all over the world on issues relating to women, population and war. Her first book “MAIDAN – Portraits from the Black Square,” which documents the 2014 Ukrainian uprising in Kiev, was published by GOST books the same year.
Anastasia is a 2016 Harvard Nieman Fellow, a TED fellow and National Geographic Magazine contributor.
Taylor-Lind will spend her time at the Carey Institute writing a book proposal about the visual representation of contemporary warfare today and the photojournalists who cover it. Using narrative nonfiction Taylor-Lind will, in part, draw on her own experiences as a photographer over the last decade, while critically examining the way photographic war stories are collected, constructed and disseminated. She will also explore the myth of the war photographer and her relationship to violence as a woman. Additionally, Taylor-Lind plans to develop a longform excerpt of the text while at the Institute.
Ivan Sigal is known for his work using alternative narratives—combining photography, video and writing. Sigal is the executive director of Global Voices, a citizen media community with more than 1,400 contributing writers, analysts, online media experts and translators. Prior to his work with Global Voices, Sigal spent over a decade working in media development in the former Soviet Union and Asia, supporting and training journalists and working on media co-productions. He is currently an affiliate and a former fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. There, he conducts research on digital storytelling aesthetics and online communities.
Sigal’s photography is in multiple collections, including the Corcoran Gallery, the National Gallery of Art and others. He is the author of “White Road,” a two-volume book of photography and writing about Siberia and Central Asia.
At the Carey Institute, Sigal will write about Karachi, Pakistan, working on a text that is complementary to his interactive installation titled KCR, that explores urbanism in Karachi through the character of the defunct Karachi Circular Railway. The installation will appear at a museum show in Toronto in 2017. The text will both complement the installation, and appear as a chapter for a book to be published by Oxford University Press. The book will explore visual culture in Pakistan and is intended for the general public.