About the event

Images act as data, testimony, instigators, and carriers of emotional power. Making meaning of the constant flow of digital imagery--both fabricated and of lived reality--is an everyday yet crucial task. In this evening’s presentations and conversation on images made by and about refugees, we will consider the problem of the power, and at the same time powerlessness, of circulating images. Hakan Topal will present his ongoing research and image-making of migrants along the Syrian-Turkish border and curator Joanna Lehan will discuss "The Flood: Refugees and Representation" section of the exhibition "Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change," on view at the International Center for Photography January 27 through May 7, 2017.