On Thursday, 11 February, 2021, our founder, Christiana Varda, will be giving an online talk focused on women's representations on social media, as seen through the eyes of women photographers. The talk "Woman, Self, Selfie: Behind Self-Representations Online" is part of Fotodos' Galler weekly guest speaker series.
About the talk:
Are women’s self-representations different online in comparison to a pre-digital age, and if so, how? This talk will begin by exploring visual artists’ pre-digital self-portraits -- the predecessor of the modern-day selfie -- before engaging and interrogating images of women’s self-representations that populate social media platforms, such as Instagram. The aim of the talk is to spark a conversation about the role of social media in helping creators share visual content more easily, while also algorithmically determining the types of women’s self-representations we see on our feeds.
Date: 11 February 2021
Time: 7:45 p.m.
Duration: 60' (including discussion)
Participation: Free access through Zoom, on the following link: https://zoom.us/j/99708985412