FRIDAY 6.9. 10.00 – 11.30 AM Art Academy 2nd Floor, Big Hall.
The world-renowned war photographer Jan Grarup (DK) discusses with his Latvian colleagues – filmmaker Sandijs Semjonovs and journalist, photographer Atis Klimovičs and others – the present conditions for making war and conflict reporting by visual means.
Today media professionals working in warzones or elsewhere experience a new situation. Not only do they compete with each other but also with many others for shooting and telling stories – with the general public, public journalists or interest groups (environmentalists, political groups and often warring fractions and terrorists).
It means that nowadays much more information is available in pictures and films than before.
Does this change the information itself, the storytelling and the ethical landscapes? Have the ethical borders shifted or have they stayed the same? Also - does the way we report about conflicts today increase tensions or decrease them? Is there still much difference between the media we choose to work with or are the challenges precisely the same?
Forum participants together with the photographers and media people will discuss this at the impressive photo exhibition „Veins” by Anders Petersen and Jacob Aue Sobol at the Latvian Art Academy.
The event is organised by the Danish Cultural Institute, the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia and the National Film Centre of Latvia within the framework of the Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries.
Event language: English