FRAMES Photography Podcast with Lauren Walsh

On today’s episode of the FRAMES Photography Podcast W. Scott Olsen is talking to Lauren Walsh, who teaches at The New School and New York University, where she is the Director of the Gallatin Photojournalism Lab. She is also the Director of Lost Rolls America, a national archive of photography and memory.

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Lauren Walsh’s newest book is Through the Lens: The Pandemic and Black Lives Matter (2022). Her other books include Conversations on Conflict Photography (2019) and Shadow of Memory (2021, co-author); and she is co-editor of The Future of Text and Image: Collected Essays on Literary and Visual Conjunctures (2012) and The Millennium Villages Project (2016), and photo editor of Macondo: Memories of the Colombian Conflict (2017). She has published widely in mainstream and academic journals and anthologies. In addition to her appearances on CNN and BBC, Walsh has appeared as an expert on photography in radio programs, podcasts, and documentary films.

She is the co-director of Biography of a Photo, an in-progress documentary about two iconic photographs of conflict, and she gives lectures and leads photography workshops globally.

She is interested in the politics and ethics of photography. She focuses particularly on photojournalism, with a specialty in conflict photography and peace journalism. She was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award from NYU.

Volunteers disinfect the Qintai Grand Theater in Wuhan, the Chinese epicenter of the outbreak, April 2, 2020.
© Aly Song / Reuters
PFC Alan Jermaine Lewis lost both his legs, suffered burns, and sustained multiple fractures to his arm when his Humvee hit a land mine in Iraq. 2003. © Photo by Nina Berman
An Afghan man injured in fighting is helped as violence escalates for migrants waiting to be processed at the increasingly overwhelmed Moria Camp on the island of Lesbos in Greece, October 22, 2015.
© Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images






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