Pitik 6: Forum in Photojournalism - Watching Olympics

The Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University
in cooperation with the Confucius Institute
invites you to

Pitik 6:  Forum in Photojournalism
Watching Olympics
China through the lens of mobile journalists

Speaker: D J Clark

Tuesday, 30 September 2008, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Case Study Room, Social Sciences Building
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

During the 2008 Olympic Games D J Clark set off around China to discover why the sporting event was so important for the Chinese. He was part of an experiment that brought together Chinese and international mobile journalists producing daily videos for USA Today and the Chinese Financial Times that sought to challenge the more singular perspectives of both American and Chinese media. This short lecture reflects on the experiment in relation to current journalism critiques of both American and Chinese media. It also explores the changing global visual media economy and discusses its potential to offer a more rounded understanding of international news events.  

DJ Clark has worked worldwide as a photojournalist for more than 15 years. He specializes in working with international development NGO's to highlight social, political and environmental issues through long term photography projects. Clark also researches, writes and lectures about photography as a vehicle for social change, the subject that drives both his photographic and academic work. He has been a consultant and faculty member of the ACFJ photojournalism program since its inception and he currently runs the University of Bolton, UK, MA Photography (international photojournalism, documentary and travel photography) course at Dalian Image Art College in China, where he also lives.
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