Old woman standing at her damaged window, Lebanon, 1984

Old woman standing at her damaged window, Lebanon, 1984
Courtesy of Ramzi Haidar
Photo: Ramzi Haidar

Talk Description

In times of war, conflict and collective trauma, photojournalists capture vital visual testimony of real-world events unfolding on the ground, in addition to documenting and memorialising powerful moments of human resilience and survival. This conversation explores the nature, role and process of bearing witness to conflict and war, past and present, and the complex ethical choices that have to be made.

Speakers: Ramzi Haidar, Former photojournalist, AFP News Agency and Founder, Dar Al Mussawir and Beirut Image Festival; Claire Thomas, Photojournalist

Moderator: Samer Mohdad, Photographer, visual artist and writer


This discussion will be held at 8:30 pm Gulf Standard Time (GST). This discussion will take place via Zoom and will be held in English and Arabic.

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