Nicole Schneider on the Mediation of History in Contemporary Protest Photography
Thomas Thurston talks with Nicole Schneider on “Reflecting the past: the Mediation of History in Contemporary Protest Photography.”
Nicole Schneider is a PhD candidate and research assistant at the Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. Her Ph.D. thesis is titled “Visual Protest, Virtual Participation, and Viral Images: Protest Photography in Contemporary US Media” (working title). She is interested in Postmodern and Contemporary American Literature, Twentieth and Twenty-first Century American Literature and Culture, Ethnic Literatures of North America, Native American Studies, and Visual Culture Studies.
Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, Civil Imagination: A Political Ontology of Photography (Verson, 2015).
Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir (St. Martin’s Publishing Group, 2018).
Photos described in this episode can be found through the following links:
- Shafiroff, Elizabeth. “Unknown (Times Square).” International Business Times. d.ibtimes.co.uk/en/full/1413353/eric-garner-i-cant-breathe-protests.jpg?w=980, n.d. Accessed 23 April 2018.
- Anderson, Adam. “Bree Newsome takes down the Confederate Flag.” Reuters. reuters.com/article/us-usa-shooting-south-carolina-idUSKBN0P70MJ20150627, June 27, 2015. Accessed 3 June 2017.
- Bachman, Jonathan. “Lone activist Ieshia Evans stands her ground.” jonathanbachmanphotography, jonathanbachmanphotography.com/portfolio.
- Cohen, Robert. “Edward Crawford returns a tear gas canister.” The Pulitzer Prizes. pulitzer.org/winners/photography-staff-1.
- Olson, Scott. “Demonstrators gather along West Florissant Avenue…” http://darkroom.baltimoresun.com/2014/08/images-that-define-fergusons-protests-hands-up-dont-shoot/#PhotoSwipe1524508183148.
- Jackson, Lucas. “Protesters chant as they ride in a car during a peaceful demonstration…” http://darkroom.baltimoresun.com/2014/08/images-that-define-fergusons-protests-hands-up-dont-shoot/#PhotoSwipe1524508183148.
- Andrew Burton, Getty, n.d https://d.ibtimes.co.uk/en/full/1411614/black-lives-matter.jpg?w=980&e=b87a03eaf6433b2953cadcb120790e39.
- Joseph Rushmore, (color image). https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58307242c534a553941fd888/t/595fd6f72e69cfe4ff1bf048/1499453216831/?format=1000w.