Viral – Photography in the Age of Social Media

Exhibition organised by CRASSH and United Photo Industries

9 February – 14 March 2015
Ground and 1st floor of the ARB

reception and academic colloquium will take place on 19 February 2015 from 5.00 – 6.30 pm
The colloquium is free to attend and open to all, but please register via email .
The colloquium ‘Virulence: visualising the African body as a vector of epidemics’ and the photographic exhibition ‘Embodied Memories’ by Ashley Ouvrier will discuss how recent public health crises such as the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the plague epidemic in Madagascar have been represented in ways that visualise the African body as a vector of infectious disease epidemics. Speakers will approach the issue from a medical anthropological perspective that underlines the pervasiveness of visual pathologisation in the post-colonial world.
  • Ann Kelly, University of Exeter
  • Christos Lynteris, University of Cambridge
  • Ashley Ouvrier, CERMES3-Paris
  • Branwyn Poleykett, University of Cambridge