DPP Lecture Series: Useful Images?

Thu 26 March, 6:30pm

The Photographers' Gallery

London, UK

£7 / £4

Richard Burton (Photo Information Officer, Amnesty International), Paul Lowe (Course Director, MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at LCC) and others reflect on questions of ethical responsibility and advocacy connected to representation and the production of images by photojournalists and charitable organisations.

Paul Lowe is the Course Director of the Masters programme in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, where he developed and lead the validation team for the upgrading of the PG diploma to a full Masters in 2004. He was responsible for the development and launch of a new part time mode of the course delivered entirely online using web conferencing, blogs and the VLE, launched in 2008.

Lowe is an award-winning photographer, whose work is represented by Panos Pictures, and who has been published in Time, Newsweek, Life, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Observer and The Independent amongst others. He has covered breaking news the world over, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, Nelson Mandela’s release, famine in Africa, the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and the destruction of Grozny. He is a consultant to the World Press Photo foundation in Amsterdam on online education of professional photojournalists in the majority world.

Richard Burton manages photographic outputs at Amnesty's International Secretariat in London, he is responsible for the research and commissioning of photography across Amnesty International's major global campaigns, issue-focused reports and priority media materials. He has worked as a researcher and editor for a variety of organisations including Reuters, Documenta 13, The week and The Royal Institute of British Architects.

Part of the exhibition


6 February - 6 April 2015

Photographer's Gallery, London

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16-18 Ramillies Street
London W1F 7LW

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