Imaging Famine and other events

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Born Aid 20. The Commission on Africa. Live 8. Make Poverty History. The G8
Summit in Gleneagles. We are witnessing renewed debate about global poverty,
disasters and development, especially in Africa. Coming two decades after
the Ethiopian famine of the mid-1980’s the time is ripe for a
reconsideration of the power and purpose of disaster pictures given the way
the images of the Ethiopian famine spawned the original Band Aid/Live Aid

Imaging Famine is one of several intriguing events I’ll be involved with in
September 2005. The event in New York is not public, so I’ve left out the
details, but I will be there in case anyone wants to meet up.

5th and 6th September: Imaging Famine Conference

The Newsroom. Guardian. London. UK

contact: Dave Clark, Bolton University: dj at

*8th September: Panel Discussion: Imaging Development*

*Open University Campus, **Milton Keynes**. **UK***

*contact: Helen Yanacopulos, Open University: H.Yanacopulos at *

* *

10th September: Symposium, A Critical Evaluation of Photographic

Sunderland University. Sunderland. UK

contact: Bas Vroege, Paradox: Ebv at

12th – 14th September: New York

17th and 19th September: 15th Videobrasil International
Electronic Art Festival

Sesc Pompéia, São Paulo. Brazil

contact: Luciana Gomide, Video Brasil: *fcfcom at* <>**


22nd September: Launch of Internatioanal Touring Exhibition: Tales From a
Globalising World

Drik Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh

contact: Rezaur Rahman, Drik: reza at

24th September: National Geographic’s All Roads Film Festival

Egyptian Theatre: Los Angeles. USA

contact: Alexandra Nicholson, National Geographic: anichols at

26th September: Presentation: “In Search of the Shade of the Banyan Tree”

UCLA. Los Angeles. USA

contact: Angilee Shah: angshah.asiamedia at

29th September: Conference: Free Media
The Norwegian Institute of Journalism

contact: Solberg Oona, MFA: oona.solberg at
It was Drik’s birthday yesterday! Sweet Sixteen!
Best wishes,
ps: we’ve started a data entry unit and are looking for work. So if you have
any ideas…

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