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Photography as Advocacy? Eugene Richards and Susan Meiselas Discuss at OSI

Photography as Advocacy?
A Procession of Them: Human Rights and Psychiatric Institutions

First on assignment and then as a volunteer for the human rights group Mental Disability Rights International, Eugene Richards has documented the cruelty and mistreatment that the mentally ill and the developmentally disabled suffer in psychiatric facilities. Deprived of proper medical care, counseling, and education, residents of public psychiatric institutions stand little chance of living productively within these facilities.

Please join us for a discussion about the use of photography in advocating for mental and developmental disabilities rights, as part of the ongoing Photography as Advocacy? series presented by the Open Society Institute, which explores how photography can be used to shape public policy and perception and to effect social change.

Susan Meiselas, moderator
Eugene Richards, photographer
Eric Rosenthal, founder and executive director of Mental Disability Rights International

Wednesday, February 1, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Columbia University School of Social Work
1255 Amsterdam Avenue (between 121st and 122nd Streets)
Concourse Level, Room C03

RSVP to Yukiko Yamagata at yyamagata@sorosny.org or (212) 548-0369.

Richards’s work, which is part of the Moving Walls photography exhibition organized by the Open Society Institute, is currently on display at the Columbia University School of Social Work. For more information about the exhibition, please visit www.movingwalls.org.

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