Travel, writing and the ethics of observation

In two weeks time I’m going to be speaking as part of Lancaster University’s ‘Travel, writing and the ethics of observation‘ workshop and seminar.  I worked with the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research at Lancaster University two years ago on the ‘Regarding War‘ project, which I’ve recently reposted on this blog.  This new workshop is looking to address some of the issues of representation in travel writing, and I’m going to be speaking on the challenges faced as a photographer in communicating stories that at least correspond to reality.

We’ll be showing a projected version of the ‘Haiti: Beyond the Rubble‘ exhibition, and I’ll be exploring a little of the differences and similarities between my images and those of the children who we worked with in Tom Gato, whose images also form part of the exhibition.

Richard Hanson :: photographer :: Sheffield