Executive Board Elections

You may recall that during December/January we organized the annual IVSA Executive Board elections and the following candidates nominations were ratified.

3-year term regular board positions:

  • Christine Louveau de la Guigneraye
  • Ernesto Noronha
  • Jennifer Uribe

3-year term Graduate Student Representative:

  • Josh Warren

1-year term regular board position:

  • Lakshmi Srinivas

Congratulations to you all!

The new Board will come into effect after the Business Meeting in July. In the interim period, those new to the Board will take up their places as Board Members Elect so that a smooth integration into exercising board responsibilities can be ensured.

In this round of elections, we received zero nominations for the role of Treasurer. So, in the coming weeks we will be holding a special election for that position. Please be on watch for the call for nominations, In the meantime, if you’d like to learn more about the Treasurer position or about the work that board members do, please consult our Statement of Board Member Roles and Responsibilities.

This is a trying and confusing time and the Covid epidemic has presented the IVSA with many challenges, which we have responded to well with the help of cooperation and support of our members. Nevertheless, it continues to be difficult. We have not met face to face for two years and the next IVSA conference (2022) will take place after the summer – most likely in September — along with the awards ceremony. The conference will be conducted on-line. Details for both will be published in the coming months.

Please stay tuned.

John Grady, for the IVSA Election Committee

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  • You try your hardest to give people their space, but at moments you know you’re capturing their image in ways they may or may not be okay with. It’s that rocking back and forth between respect and betrayal that I feel like is at the heart of the film.

    Kirsten Johnson

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    If it’s far away, it’s news, but if it’s close at home, it’s sociology.

    James Reston

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    Every photograph promises more than it delivers and delivers more than it intended.

    Steve Harp

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    One advantage of photography is that it’s visual and can transcend language.

    Lisa Kristine

  • I believe that we face incredible obstacles in our attempts to see the world. Everything in our nature tries to deny the world around us; to refabricate it in our own image; to reinvent it for our own benefit. And so, it becomes something of a challenge, a task, to recover (or at least attempt to recover) the real world despite all the impediments to that end.

    Errol Morris

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    There are dignified stupidities, and there are heroic stupidities, and there is such a thing as stupid stupidities, and that would be a stupid stupidity not to have a camera on board.

    Werner Herzog

  • We never really know what’s around the corner when we’re filming – what turn a story will take, what a character will do or say to surprise us, how the events in the world will impact our story.

    Barbara Kopple

  • Give us adequate images. We lack adequate images. Our civilization does not have adequate images. And I think a civilization is doomed or is going to die out like dinosaurs if it doesn’t develop an adequate language for adequate images.

    Werner Herzog

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    Reality changes; in order to represent it, modes of representation must change.

    Bertolt Brecht

  • So it is my firm belief, that if you want nowadays, to have a clear and distinct communication of your concepts, you have to use synthetic images, no longer words.

    Vilém Flusser

  • Photographers learn to interpret photographs in that technical way because they want to understand and use that ‘language’ themselves (just as musicians learn a more technical musical language than the layman needs). Social scientists who want to work with visual materials will have to learn to approach them in this more studious and time-consuming way

    Howard Becker

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    The task for sociology is to come to the help of the individual. We have to be in service of freedom. It is something we have lost sight of.

    Zygmunt Bauman

  • Watching a documentary with people hacking their way through some polar wasteland is merely a visual. Actually trying to deal with cold that can literally kill you is quite a different thing.

    Henry Rollins

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    For any picture, ask yourself what question or questions it might be answering. Since the picture could answer many, questions, we can decide what question we are interested in.

    Howard Becker

  • If you want to tell the untold stories, if you want to give voice to the voiceless, you’ve got to find a language. Which goes for film as well as prose, for documentary as well as autobiography. Use the wrong language, and you’re dumb and blind.

    Salman Rushdie

  • Before I became a film major, I was very heavily into social science, I had done a lot of sociology, anthropology, and I was playing in what I call social psychology, which is sort of an offshoot of anthropology/sociology – looking at a culture as a living organism, why it does what it does.

    George Lucas

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    Sometimes one picture is equal to 30 pages of discourse, just as there are things images are completely incapable of communicating.

    William S. Burroughs

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    Visual culture is now the study of how to understand change in a world too enormous to see but vital to imagine.

    Nicholas Mirzoeff

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    The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal that which is hidden.

    Pierre Bourdieu

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