Barbie Zelizer: Why Invisibility Matters in the News: Notes from the Cold War

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Barbie Zelizer: Why Invisibility Matters in the News: Notes from the Cold War, key note at Photographic Epistemologies - A PEPI Seminar 25 October 2019 at The Finnish Museum of Photography, Cable Factory ( Helsinki).

Barbie Zelizer is the Raymond Williams Professor of Communication and Director of the Center for Media at Risk at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication. A former journalist, Zelizer is known for her work on journalism, culture, memory and images, particularly in times of crisis. She has authored or edited fourteen books, including the award-winning About to Die: How News Images Move the Public (2010) and Remembering to Forget: Holocaust Memory Through the Camera's Eye (1998), and over 150 articles, book chapters and essays. She is presently working on a book titled How the Cold War Drives the News, for which she received a 2018-2019 ACLS Fellowship. 

Academy of Finland research project Post-Digital Epistemologies of the Photographic Image (PEPI) organises a seminar on Photographic Epistemologies at the Finnish Museum of Photography. PEPI (2019–2022) combines psychology, visual studies and artistic research. The project studies photographic epistemologies in post-digital condition where the photograph has become a dynamic data object with three faces: the visible surface facing the viewer, the interface suggesting various connections, and the invisible subface of algorithmic processes. What do these three faces and their entanglement tell us? What kind of epistemologies do they imply?