Our perceptions of events in the Mediterranean are strongly influenced by a range of visual practices that impact on both the emotional and the political. In this paper, I set out to critically explore the visual geographies underlying photographic images of contemporary migration flows across the Mediterranean Sea. I argue the need for a methodological shift from a content analysis approach to a critical investigation of the spatial interweaving of images, gazes and aesthetic regimes that governs both the production and reception of such photographs. Given these theoretical premises, I focus on three images of migrants being rescued in the Mediterranean to illustrate how photography can actually interfere with our ability to create spaces of cultural and political responsibility.

GIUBILARO, C. (2017). Shooting borders. Per una geogafia visuale delle migrazioni. RIVISTA GEOGRAFICA ITALIANA, 124(4), 315-336.

Shooting borders. Per una geogafia visuale delle migrazioni

GIUBILARO, Chiara
2017

Abstract

Our perceptions of events in the Mediterranean are strongly influenced by a range of visual practices that impact on both the emotional and the political. In this paper, I set out to critically explore the visual geographies underlying photographic images of contemporary migration flows across the Mediterranean Sea. I argue the need for a methodological shift from a content analysis approach to a critical investigation of the spatial interweaving of images, gazes and aesthetic regimes that governs both the production and reception of such photographs. Given these theoretical premises, I focus on three images of migrants being rescued in the Mediterranean to illustrate how photography can actually interfere with our ability to create spaces of cultural and political responsibility.
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GIUBILARO, C. (2017). Shooting borders. Per una geogafia visuale delle migrazioni. RIVISTA GEOGRAFICA ITALIANA, 124(4), 315-336.
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