37 minutes | Jun 28th 2018

The STANDcast 54: Photography & the Global Citizen with Glenn Ruga

In episode 54 of the STANDcast Dwayne Hayes, editor in chief of STAND magazine, is joined by Glenn Ruga, Director of Social Documentary Network. Glenn discusses SDN and the platform he provides for documentary photographers around the world to tell their important stories. In addition, Glenn defines "documentary photography" and they discuss ZEKE magazine and the importance of this work in an era of "post-truth" and "fake news". All this and much more on STANDcast 54. Episode 54 fast facts and info: • Special guest: Director of Social Documentary Network (SDN) Glenn Ruga • 10th anniversary of SDN • Social Documentary Network: a web site featuring online galleries of photographer’s work • ZEKE magazine started a few years ago; heavily curated selection of photos • Last issue (Women’s issue) focused on climate change, violence against women, women and work • What is documentary photography? • It’s not about the artist and the photographer’s subjectivity • Telling a story about the world • Around 2000 photographers have exhibited work on SDN • Irish Tinkers by Janine Wiedel • Cockle Pickers by Luiz Santos • Color vs. B&W photography • Themes around masculinity in SDN • The Women’s issue came out as a response to #MeToo • Waiting to be Registered by Sheikh Rajibul Islam on the Rohingya • Breast ironing in Africa to de-sexualize girls in order to keep them safe in current issue of ZEKE • Documentary in the Era of Post-Truth • Search for exhibits at Social Documentary Network • ZEKE magazine • STAND magazine Music: Get Up Stand Up (Featuring Brother Ali) by Public Enemy, licensed under Creative Commons 4.0
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