Gina Kim’s powerful work has added a new dimension to visual activism in the global context of anticolonial and feminist movements. Her recent virtual reality work, Tearless (2021), is a significant contribution to memory activism and foregrounds issues of ethical representation in the age of immersive media.
As his body of work illustrates, David is an exceptional storyteller and researcher, able to communicate the complexities of environmental and social issues to a variety of audiences. Through his leadership, the HERD: Inuit Voices on Caribou study was able to document over 80 perspectives about caribou across Labrador, analyse this knowledge through both a qualitative and multimedia approach, and engage community members in an equitable and transparent research process that centred community voices. A variety of outputs, including a feature and short-length documentary film, an interactive website, and a photobook were produced. Six peer-reviewed articles that advance knowledge about caribou and Inuit identity, social connections, food security, emotional wellbeing, cultural continuity, and other dimensions of Inuit life were also co-created.
Tara’s work demonstrates a sustained commitment to advocacy within both visual research and visual journalism. Among many other activities, she is co-Founder and Board Member of Authority Collective (AC), an organization created in 2017 to resource women of color visual media makers, and to intervene in the gatekeeping networks of power within visual media industries. In her work as a visual journalist, visual ethnographer, and multimedia curator Tara adopts creative strategies to anti-racist work, using visuals to reimagine marginalized individuals and communities.
Annalisa’s participatory video ‘Decolonizing the City: Visual Dialogues in Padova’ represents a public visual sociological approach to confronting and reflecting on Italy’s colonial past by building counter histories coming from racialized people with family migratory backgrounds.