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Breakfast talk about the UN-exhibition

The Digital Lab invites you to a conversation about the new exhibition at the University of Bergen Library entitled "More than the humanitarian gaze". The exhibition is based on former UN photographer Jørgen Grinde's digital photo archive from the photo collection.

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The Picture Collection

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About the panel discussion

The Palestinian refugee issue has been unresolved for almost 75 years, and today an increasing number of refugee crises are being protracted and left without lasting solutions. In this breakfast conversation, we will discuss the significance of representations of refugees.

What is the 'humanitarian gaze'? What image is created by the refugee? What can we read from Grinde's photographs of Palestinian refugees? How do representations of refugees affect our perceptions of refugees and the handling of refugee crises?

The conversation is between one of the curators of the exhibition, Kjersti G. Berg, Research Director at CMI, Sarah Tobin, and Osama Shaheen, who is a Palestinian refugee and works as a journalist at Bergens Tidende. Synnøve Vik, Academic Director at the University Library's Picture Collection, moderates the conversation.

About the exhibition

The exhibition "More than the humanitarian gaze" at the Arts and Humanities Library will be available until the 15th of May this year. An exhibition catalogue and website accompany the exhibition, with texts interpreting selected images in the exhibition, and short texts about the historical and political background of the Palestinian refugee crisis and the UN's humanitarian work in the Middle East.

Practical information

The talk will be in English and takes place in Babelstuen.

Registration is required and there will be served light refreshments during the event.