Exposures: Photography and the Politics of Looking

October 31, 2012

Students, faculty, staff, and guests gathered in the Rose Art Museum for a discussion of the photographic image and its resonance with politics, as part of the exhibition "Dor Guez: 100 Steps to the Mediterranean." The event featured a keynote lecture by prominent visiting expert Catherine Cissé van den Muijsenbergh (Executive Director of the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation), preceded by an exhibit walk-through led by the artist, Dor Guez. The lecture was followed by discussions and conversations reflecting upon photography, its uses and contexts.

The event also featured Cynthia Cohen, Director of the Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts at the Ethics Center; Dabney Hailey, Director of Academic Programs at the Rose Art Museum;  and Prof. Ilan Troen, Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis.

The event was one of several discussions and explorations held at Brandeis about the quest for coexistence and reconciliation around the world that were related to the exhibition. Previously, expert dialogue facilitator Farhat Agbaria was in residence at Brandeis through the exhibition, and explored similar themes of reconciliation and coexistence. Read more about conflict resolution and the exhibit at BrandeisNOW and on Facebook.