Department of Sociology

“Working from the Heart: Photography and the Sociological Imagination” - A Lecture by Professor Max Farrar

Fri, March 21, 2014 | CLA 1.106

3:30 PM

Applying Susan Sontag's and John Berger's ideas about what photography does, and should do, and with brief reference to Roland Barthes' theory of signification, the lecture will use Professor Farrar's photographs in Goa and Karnataka, India, as well as his work photographic work in the multi-ethnic, inner-city area of Leeds, England, to investigate the tension between "the tourist gaze" and the "sociologically useful photograph."

Max Farrar is Emeritus Professor for Community Engagement at Leeds Metropolitan University, England. In addition to his academic research as a cultural sociologist, he worked as a freelance writer and photographer for over three decades. His most recent book is the co-edited volume Islam in the West: Key Issues in Multiculturalism (Routledge 2012).

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