Art & War: Rita Leistner, Mike Kamber, and Jamie Wellford in Conversation

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Date(s) - 05/04/2014
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Munk School of Global Affairs

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Art & War: Rita Leistner, Mike Kamber, and Jamie Wellford in Conversation


On April 5, 2014 Spur Toronto, in partnership with PEN Canada, presents a conversation about the practice and problems of taking photographs in war zones. Internationally renowned photojournalists Rita Leistner and Mike Kamber and veteran Newsweek photo editor Jamie Wellford will discuss the ethics of capturing the images and stories which emerge from conflict zones.

Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
Saturday, April 5, 2014
4.30 p.m.

General admission, $15
Student admission, $10

For more information about Spur Toronto, visit here.

Rita Leistner
Rita Leistner


Rita Leistner is an interdisciplinary practitioner-theorist: an award-winning war photographer and a documentarian with an MA in comparative literature (1990) from the University of Toronto, where she teaches the history of photojournalism and documentary photography. Leistner is a member of PEN Canada, a contributor to the Literary Review of Canada, and the author of Looking for Marshall McLuhan in Afghanistan (Intellect, December 2013).

Michael Kamber
Michael Kamber


Michael Kamber has worked as a freelance photojournalist and journalist since 1986. His photos have been published in nearly every major news magazine in the United States and Europe, as well as in many newspapers. Kamber is a former Revson Fellow at Columbia University where he currently teaches as an adjunct professor. In May 2013 he published “Photojournalists on War: The Untold Stories on Iraq.” Kamber founded and directs the Bronx Documentary Center, a non-profit gallery and educational space located in the heart of the South Bronx, where he currently resides.


Jamie Wellford
Jamie Wellford


Jamie Wellford is a photo editor and curator based in Brooklyn, New York. For 12 years he was the International Photo Editor at Newsweek Magazine where he collaborated on a number of projects that received top honours at the Overseas Press Club, World Press Photo, POYi, American Photo, Visa Pour L’images, PX 3, and NPPA. He is the co-founder of SeenUnseen and Screen, groups that work on ways to create, support, and deliver powerful visual and narrative stories around the world. He teaches at the International Center of Photography in New York City and is currently a Knight Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan.


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