Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel

MAR 30, 2017 | 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


9100: Skylight Room


March 30, 2017: 6:00 PM-9:00 PM




The Center for the Humanities


Since 2005 the photography collective Activestills have been dedicated to exploring the material and affective uses of photography as protest and also the importance of building a digital archive of these images. Join two of the founding members of the collective, Oren Ziv and Basel Alyazouri, and scholars Vered Maimon and Siona Wilson on the occasion of the newly published book Activestills: Photography as Protest in Palestine/Israel (Pluto Press, 2016) to discuss the collective’s performative uses of photographs to enable and promote human rights struggles in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. Further questions to be raised at the panel are the complex and divided politics of visibility in the region as well as the reinvention of activist photography in the age of social media.

Cosponsored by the Ph.D. Program in Art History and the Committee for Globalization and Social Change