International Visual Sociology Association Conference
University of Paris-Saclay – University of Evry, Evry, France
In June 2018, I had the pleasure to present a paper I worked on with Cultural Manager Violetta Tsitsiliani:
“Suitcases: A comment on voluntary travel vs necessary dislocation”.
Photographs I had taken of different types of travelers (tourists, marine workers, migrants and refugees) in Greek ports were used as a means to examine the semiotics of suitcases. These ports constitute a common space that holds a different meaning for each user, although the use is the same for all: travel. The essential difference lies in that of choice or need to travel through this port.
“One advantage of photography is that it’s visual and can transcend language.”
Photos by Nigel Brunsdon
More information on the IVSA: https://visualsociology.org/