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Scholars Day 2007, Wednesday, April 11

Folk Pornography, Humiliation and Degradation

Folk Pronography, Humiliation and Degradation This presentation is undertaken as part of the research for a documentary project. There are direct connections between the lynching photography of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and the Abu Ghraib prison abuse photos take in Iraq at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Both sets of images depict carnival like atmospheres coupled with the humiliation and degradation of human beings. Both sets document crime scenes and both were taken with the tacit approval of supervising officials. Associate professor and documentary filmmaker Carvin Eison will consider the implications behind the making and the viewing of these images.

Presenter: Carvin Eison (Faculty)
Topic: Communication
Location: 102 Edwards
Time: 11:05 am (Session II)

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