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Lecture to look at photojournalism in war

Mar 5, 2013

News-Register Staff

The way photojournalism reveals insights into contemporary war and conflict will be the focus of a lecture by Robert Hariman, a Northwestern University professor who is speaking at Linfield College.

“Watching War Evolve: Photojournalism and New Forms of Violence,” will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in Melrose Hall on campus. Admission is free.

Hariman will discuss how 21st-century warfare is changing in ways that may appear progressive, but he believes they are actually dangerous and immoral. He will explain how contemporary photojournalism can expose important features of this violence.

His lecture will also demonstrate how the changes in war and its representation can be understood by reflecting critically on photography.  

Hariman earned his Ph.D. in communication studies from the University of Minnesota. He teaches courses in rhetorical theory and the critical study of public culture. 

The lecture is sponsored by the Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement, the Linfield Department of Mass Communication and the Linfield Dean’s Office. For more information, call  503-883-2521.

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