From Robert Capa to the iPhone: How the Photojournalism of War Has (and Has Not) Changed
Thursday, February 2, 2012; Woodburn Hall 009, Bloomington
David Campbell is an independent, internationally known scholar and multimedia producer; former Professor of Cultural and Political Geography at the Department of Geography, Durham University, UK; and Associate Director of the Durham Center for Advanced Photographic Studies. He is currently a member of the Durham Center for Advanced Photographic Studies. He served also as Director for the Newcastle Institute for the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities and was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. His research interests encompass cultural geography, political theory, and visual culture, with particular focus on documentary and photojournalistic practices. He has authored several books and more than fifty book chapters and essays; in recent years, he has also produced exhibitions and multimedia projects. Campbell gave a Branigin Lecture, "From Robert Capa to the iPhone: How the Photojournalism of War Has (and Has Not) Changed." He was a guest speaker for the 2011-2012 Remak New Knowledge Seminar on In/Visibility of America’s Wars. In addition, he visited classes and meet informally with faculty and students. His visit was co-sponsored by the Center for Integrated Photographic Studies and by the interdisciplinary research forum on “Images and Public Culture: Understanding Images Across the Humanities.” He visited the Institute February 2–4, 2012.