On Saturday, October 10th, 1:00 – 2:30pm, the Artists Archives will host Through Our Lens: Photography as a Tool of Social Justice, a virtual panel discussion held on the Zoom meeting platform. This 45-minute conversation will investigate the ability of images to create social change, the new face of representation, as well as discuss potential pitfalls of this now ubiquitous media. A live audience Q & A will follow the presentation.
Through Our Lens will be moderated by Cleveland artist and activist Kristi Copez and include panelists Amanda D. King, Founder/Creative Director of Shooting without Bullets, Barbara Tannenbaum, Chair of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs and Curator of Photography, The Cleveland Museum of Art, and Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood, Professor of American Studies and Art History at Rutgers University. Fleetwood is also co-curator of Prison Nation, a traveling photography exhibition which depicts the “hidden” American prison population, fostering empathy and political awareness to facilitate systemic change.