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There's No Better Time Than Now: The Role of Photography in the World of Activism

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Auburn Avenue Research Library


In collaboration with jasphoto studio, and the Georgia State University Department of Africana Studies, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host There’s No Better Time Than Now - The Role of Photography in the World of Activism. 

This workshop, led by Atlanta-based photographer John Stephens, will analyze how the work of photographers past and present have used photography as their tool for activism and their relationship to the subjects they photograph, empower participants to recognize the decisive moments for activism in life and ways to effectively use photography as a medium to show their stories and let their voices be heard for an effective change in their world, and give participants a clear formula to capture the decisive moment via the medium of photography and effectively exercise their voices to affect change. This project is supported by Georgia Humanities, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, through appropriations made by the Georgia General Assembly.

John Stephens is a visual artist who uses photography and writing to tell compelling stories that connect and relate to the human journey. Stephens is originally from Atlanta, GA, and is a self-taught photographer. He pulls his inspiration from spirituality, music, history, literature, and present-day culture. He has been working in his craft for over 20 years and has added a focus on story architecture and strategy implementation. His work has been displayed in the AfroFuturism Rising exhibition at the Tubman African American Museum and he has presented as a roundtable panelist for “Visualizing Revolution and Emerging Archives: Building the Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver Family Archive” American Studies Association Conference (Atlanta).

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