Susan E. Tifft Fellow – CDS/Duke University

As the inaugural Susan E. Tifft fellow in Journalism and Documentary,   I’ll be giving a public lecture at the Center for Documentary Studies April 13 from 6 to 8pm

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In this event, the first Susan Tifft Fellow, Nina Berman, will present an overview of her photographic work, with an emphasis on the role of the photographer as a politicized investigator working across documentary and journalistic platforms. She will also address collaboration in the making and dissemination of socially engaged work. Berman, who teaches at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, says: “We’re living in a moment when journalism is under attack. The terms “fake news” and “real facts” are shouted from the left and the right. It’s a critical time to consider how the primary mission of journalism—to hold power accountable—and the creative, collaborative practices of documentary can infuse and elevate both fields in the pursuit of a more caring and just world.”


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