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Tamara Cedré, an art lecturer in the CSUSB Department of Art and Design, participated in a symposium “about fear and the state of photography education in the age of memes and the disconnection between image and context.”
“In photojournalism, we’re seeing more of a tendency towards a kind of formalism again, a kind of romanticism, this artistic latitude in documentary photography that was not necessarily present in earlier photojournalism.” Cedré said. “It's very bizarre and surreal to have these events like the president getting Coronavirus and then seeing these very romantic images in news stories when newspapers are considered vehicles of objective representation to convey stories. And then on the other side of it, you're seeing viral memes and selfies.”
Read the complete article at “Daylight Dialogues X Pete Brook, Larry Cook, Kate Palmer Albers, & Tamara Cedré.”
CSUSB professor’s NPR interview referenced in news analysis of Trump’s influence
Nov. 19, 2020
An NPR segment with Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was included in a news analysis written by politics staff writer Chauncey Devega examining the influence of Donald Trump and the extremist wing of his followers on the Republican Party, saying that “Trump’s power to inspire violence should never be underestimated.”
The NPR segment that was quoted:
“Extremism analysts say the hastily organized attempt to gather the right under a single banner — for now it's ‘Stop the Steal’ — is a chilling reminder of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017. They say the thousands who showed up Saturday represent countless others who followed via social media, donated to travel funds r watched from home — on Fox News, for those with a foot still in reality, on InfoWars-style channels, for the fully inculcated.
“Brian Levin, a California-based hate and extremism researcher, called the Million MAGA March the debut of the pro-Trump insurgency, a preview of the ‘multiheaded Hydra’ of far-right opposition expected when President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
“Levin said the loyalists who showed up in Washington are only the public face. The bigger concern, he said, are the extremists "whose names we don't know yet," plotting in the shadows.
“’Irrespective of the crowd,’ Levin said, ‘the fact that this is being organized shows that the hard, hard right is angling for some kind of activity to show that they have some potency.’”
Read the complete article at “Make fun of the’Million MAGA March’ all you want — white supremacy has not been defeated.”
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