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Panel discussion at Photival festival

April 2018

Imagery has been used throughout modern history to help persuade, manipulate and lie. Spanning propaganda, fake news and the brave photographers who have combated the common narrative, we look at how photography’s role has evolved. Instagram filters, photo shopped billboards and high-jacked news imagery pervade the public discourse, how can we tell truth from fiction? How can we combat fake news? Our panel of experts (Ann Shelton, Geoffrey Batchen and Nicky Hager) cover these issues and explore how to approach visual media today.