Keynote speech on “Portraiture as Activism”
Date: December 3, 2021 (Wed.)
Location: J405 classroom
Points to be covered
1. Briefly introduce portraiture
- basic principles of portrait photography
- photography of marginalized people
- photography of indigenous people
2. How it can be used responsibly for social activism
- photography as protest (using Sunflower Protests as an example)
About the speaker
Jonathan Burke, an expatriate Australian, who has been living in Taiwan since 2004.
A passionate photographer since 1989, he has taken photos and video for several social welfare organizations in Taiwan.
Jonathan has been using his photography for social activism for the last 15 years, including eight years of volunteer work in local indigenous communities.