Envisioning Accessible Futures: Disability, Caregiving and Photography

  • When: March 31, 2016 6:30 pm – April 1, 2016 12:30 pm 
  • Where: 19 University Place, Great Room
  • Summary:This two-day symposium includes workshops & exhibitions featuring photographers JEAN ROBERT DANTOU and RICK GUIDOTTI; scholars FLORENCE WEBER, EVA KITTAY, SHELLEY RICE; and activist LAWRENCE CARTER-LONG exploring disability and the politics of recognition and care.

10:30 – 12:30

Workshop 2 : Beyond Disabling Images

Photography has played a longstanding role in both the dehumanization of individuals with disabilities as well as in exposing and changing inhumane conditions to which they were routinely consigned. More recently, some photographers – often in alliance with researchers — have created groundbreaking collaborative projects with people whose disabilities have been stigmatized. This roundtable features two innovative photographers – Jean Robert Dantou who has worked extensively on disability projects with French researcher Florence Weber, and American photographer/activist Rick Guidotti whose innovative “Positive Exposure” project is changing the face of genetic conditions. On this panel, they discuss the impact of such collaborative projects on themselves, the people photographed, and the goals of changing public awareness.

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