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The Power of Images and Their Many Lives Dr Agata Fijalkowski A description of the seminar: Different narratives emanate from a photograph that can then be set in a specific legal, historical, political and/or social landscape. The experience that the viewer has with the 'awareness' of the image 'having-been-there' shows how the question of meaning and truth in a photograph is multifaceted and thorny. Law also possesses a visual dimension and is understood as a performative language. In this project I explore what factors, internal and external to the photograph itself, gives the image its meaning. The images I am concerned with are photographs of trials carried out in Eastern Europe and the Balkans in the period 1946-1957. Several of these images have many lives and can provoke important questions about the law and its limitations.

Event (Seminar)

TitleMacCormick Fellowship Series
LocationUniversity of Edinburgh
CountryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionNational event