Foto Fest Sunday Conversation Lisa Barnard And Donna De Cesare

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FotoFest International says
FotoFest presents a special Sunday Conversation between two documentary photographers - Lisa Barnard and Donna De Cesare.

Sunday, April 12, 12 noon
FotoFest at Silver Street Studios
2000 Edwards St, Houston, TX 77007

Pastries and refreshments will be served
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Photographer Lisa Barnard explores the ‘unholy alliance’ between the military, the entertainment industry and technology, and their coalescence around modern-day warfare. As Fredric Jameson, American literary critic, famously observed in 1991 “the underside of culture is blood, torture, death and horror.”

The talk will be followed by a Q&A with renowned documentary photographer and educator Donna De Cesare.

This talk is presented in conjunction with the current FotoFest exhibition, SENSOR, on view through May 9, 2015. SENSOR is a new, original, multi-media exhibition of works from an international mix of artists and activists, including Lisa Barnard. The dynamic group of artists address the United States military and intelligence agencies' use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, (UAVs or “drones”).
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Donna DeCesare is an author, documentary photographer and educator known for her groundbreaking coverage of the spread of US gangs in Central America. Her photographs and testimonies from children in Guatemala and Colombia who are former child soldiers, survivors of abuse or the stigma of HIV have assisted UNICEF in developing protocols for photographing children at risk. Ms. De Cesare, is a consultant to the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, and an Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.


Lisa Barnard investigates the complex relationship between the military, the entertainment industry and technology, and how the screen is pivotal to the emergence and ongoing development in the relationship between war, media and industry as they relate to the virtual and the real.
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SENSOR
March 26 - May 9, 2015

FotoFest at Silver Street Studios
2000 Edwards Street, Houston, Texas 77007

ARTISTS
Lisa Barnard (UK)
David Birkin (UK/USA)
James Bridle (UK)
Mahwish Chisty (Pakistan/USA)
Trevor Paglen (USA)
Pitch Interactive (USA)

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, or more colloquially, “drones”) are a controversial technology. Though the earliest versions (remote operated aircraft) originated during WW I, and saw important and deadly innovation through WW II and the Vietnam War, they only came to greater widespread public knowledge within the last decade and a half, as the post 9/11 wars on terror expanded in Afghanistan and Iraq, and drones strikes reach into Pakistan, Yemen, and now Syria.
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By: FotoFest International

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