The visuality and visibility of contentious political action in Egypt, Palestine, Syria and Yemen
This project explores how different actors and protest movements across the Middle East and North Africa region use cameras and images as part of their wider struggles for justice; as part of their practices to record, express and enact resistance.
We advance a media practice-based approach, with ethnographic field studies, in order to explore and theorize how variously situated activists creatively and strategically use digitally networked cameras and images in their struggles for rights, and how the need for visibility shapes, informs or constrains the way they conceptualise and enact their resistance.
Resistance-by-Recording is led in partnership with Prof Kari Anden-Papadopoulos at Stockholm University, with funding from the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond).
Find out more here: http://resistancebyrecording.se/