Digital Journal

Truchon (2007). Challenging Stereotypes about First Nations Children and Youth.

“… when asked to document what they like and dislike in their community, the participants mainly chose to photograph and comment on positive aspects of their lives. The relational nature of the annotated photographs and the editorial choices of the participants highlights the responsibility of both mass media and academic literature to balance their reporting with young people’s input.” (p 254)

“Cultural Reflection And Cross-Cultural Bridges Through The Photographic Process”

The act of photography exposes the photographer to the subject, inasmuch as the subject is exposed to the photographer. This mutual exposure creates an opportunity for engagement. The act of photography provides for a dialogue between the subject and an imagined audience, with the photographer as intermediary.

De Zwart (2014). Ai Weiwei is Living in Our Future.

"This poster is a tribute to Ai Weiwei’s art, his courage to be outspoken, and in support of his ongoing political struggle with the Chinese government. I hope the image will help raise awareness and advance dialogue that might lead to permission for Ai Weiwei to travel freely and continue to express himself."   – Shepard Fairey (http://www.obeygiant.com/headlines/shepard-fairey-x-chinese-artist-and-human-rights-activist-ai-weiwei)

“It is not only the government who is following us and trying to influence our behavior. In fact, it is the standard business model of the Internet. Our behaviour on the Internet is nearly always mediated by a third party. … The biggest commercial intermediary is Google who by now decides, among other things how I walk from the station to the theatre, in which way I will treat the symptoms of my cold, whether an email I’ve sent to somebody else should be marked as spam, where best I can book a hotel, and whether or not I have an appointment next week Thursday.” (¶22)