The IVSA is pleased to announce a new awards program for outstanding work in advancing Anticolonial & Antiracist (ACAR) goals and principles. The new program will offer two related awards: one for progressive advocacy and visual research (PAVR) and one for visual activism (VA). The ACAR awards are in addition to existing Rieger and Prosser award programs that are also administered by the IVSA.
The Visual Studies Editorial Team and the International Visual Sociology Association strongly condemn and oppose systems, institutions, and organisations that maintain or extend any and all forms of white supremacy and colonial and racist violence. As part of our commitment to take action, we recently held an open call for cover image submissions on the theme of Anti-Racism. We received many powerful and thoughtful images, and it was very difficult for the Editorial Team to make a final decision. We are delighted to announce that Olivia Howitt’s “BLM LDN DAY 1, 2020” will feature on the cover of the next issue of Visual Studies.
As most members of our global scholarly community already know, we recently lost a cherished colleague: Jon Rieger. According to the obituary published in the Louisville Courier-Journal, Jon died of natural causes at home on July 16th. The IVSA are collecting members memories of Jon Rieger here on the site.