Documentary Photography as a Tool of Social Change: reading a shifting paradigm in the representation of HIV/AIDS in Gideon Mendel's photography

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Publication 1-year master student thesis
Title Documentary Photography as a Tool of Social Change: reading a shifting paradigm in the representation of HIV/AIDS in Gideon Mendel's photography
Author(s) Nesbitt Hills, Christine
Date 2011
English abstract
Gideon Mendel’s ongoing photographic work documenting HIV/ AIDS, first started in 1993, has seen shifts not only in production but also in the author’s representation of his subjects. This paper looks at three texts of Mendel’s work, taken from three different stages of Mendel’s career and reads the shifting paradigm taking Mendel from photojournalist to activist armed with documentary photography as a tool of social change. This thesis explores how different positionings as an author and different representations of the subjects, living and dying, with HIV/AIDS influences meaning-making, and what that means for documentary photography as a tool of social change.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Kultur och samhälle
Pages 124
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) documentary photography
photojournalism
social change
participatory
representation
politics of representation
HIV/AIDS
meaning-making
communication
advocacy
tool of social change
tool of advocacy
Gideon Mendel
Nesbitt Hills
communication for development
development communication
development journalism
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/12356 (link to this page)

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