Monash PhD Candidate to speak at International Women’s Day event in Melbourne

Monash PhD Candidate to speak at International Women’s Day event in Melbourne

Alison Stieven-Taylor, a PhD Candidate, and also lecturer in journalism at Monash, has been invited to present on her research into social documentary photography at Loud & Luminous: A Celebration of Women Photographers Conference to be held in Melbourne on International Women’s Day (Thursday 8 March).

Alison’s presentation will address the topic: Can photography impact social change?  She says, “The power of the photograph has been debated since its nascent years, but can a photograph really effect change? I’ll be exploring this concept by discussing two important initiatives by women photographers: Renée C. Byer’s Positive Change Can Happen, and Stephanie Sinclair’s Too Young To Wed. Both these projects demonstrate the exciting opportunities the digital age presents for visual storytellers”.

“I’m honoured to be part of the 2018 Loud & Luminous Conference whose premise is to encourage positive and meaningful dialogue on equality and to inspire women to chase their dreams,” says Alison. “This Conference provides an important forum in which to address issues that often get overlooked in the broader media conversation.”

For the past decade Alison has specialised in photojournalism and social documentary photography, both as a journalist and scholar. Alison is also the publisher of the widely read blog Photojournalism Now, ranked number 10 in the Top 50 Best Photojournalism Blogs in the World (2017

The Loud & Luminous Conference is free, but registration is essential

Loud & Luminous
9am-5pm Thursday 8 March
Cretan House
148-150 Nicholson Street
Brunswick East

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