Visualizing the World 2020
Visualizing the World 2020 with Andrés Cediel, Cassandra Herrman, Richard Koci Hernandez, and Ken Light
Monday, Feb 3, 2020 | 6:30pm
Free and open to the public @ BAMPFA's Osher Theater. No ticket required.
For the third year in a row, students from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism present documentaries, photography, and innovative multimedia projects in a special showcase produced and curated specifically for BAMPFA. The centerpiece of this year’s program is a screening of director/producer Eva Rendle’s 2019 Student Academy Award-winning All That Remains, a documentary about the impact of the California wildfires on undocumented vineyard workers that touches on public health, immigration, income equality, human rights, and politics. The program is hosted by J-School faculty Andrés Cediel, Cassandra Herrman, Richard Koci Hernandez, and Ken Light.
Andrés Cediel ('04) is a documentary filmmaker and Professor of Visual Journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. His extensive professional work— on stories ranging from human rights and climate change, death investigation, immigration and sexual assault— includes serving as a producer on projects and collaborations with PBS “Frontline,” the Center for Investigative Reporting, Univision, KQED, NPR, ProPublica and the former international newsmagazine Frontline/WORLD. He has won a duPont-Columbia Journalism Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Grand Prize for Journalism, has been nominated for four national Emmys and is currently nominated for the prestigious Goldsmith Prize in Investigative Reporting.
Cassandra Herrman ('01) is the Interim Head of Documentary at the Graduate School of Journalism. She is an award winning producer and director who has worked with PBS, Al Jazeera, the New York Times, MSNBC and National Geographic. Her films have screened at numerous film festivals, including SXSW and Sundance. Cassandra’s films have been nominated for three national Emmy awards. She has recently been producing and directing immersive journalism virtual reality experiences. AFTER SOLITARY, a VR experience that premiered at the SXSW film festival, won the Jury Award for Room Scale VR, as well as the award for Excellence in Immersive Storytelling at the 2017 Online Journalism Awards (ONA). Her independent feature doc, WHEN I SAY AFRICA, about the Western fascination with “saving” Africa, is in post production.
Richard Koci Hernandez is an internationally recognized, award-winning innovator in journalism and multimedia. He is an Associate Professor and Bloomberg Chair at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism where he has taught since 2008. He is the author of “The Principles of Multimedia Journalism,” and his celebrated photographic work has appeared in The New York Times, Wired, The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and a National Geographic Book on iPhone Photography, among others.
Ken Light is the Reva and David Logan Professor of Photojournalism and curator of the Center for Photography at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley. Ken has worked as a freelance documentary photographer for over forty-five years, focusing on social issues facing America and has published nine photojournalism books. His work has also appeared in magazines, numerous anthologies, exhibition catalogues and in a variety of media, from digital to documentaries. His most recent book, “What’s Going On? 1969-1974” explores his earliest work as a young photographer documenting the social landscape of America as it roiled with upheaval. His images are part of numerous collections including the San Francisco MOMA, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the International Center of Photography, the American Museum of Art at the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress, the Helmut Gernsheim Collection and many others, including private collections.
Arts + Design Mondays is organized and sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Arts + Design Initiative. The series is co-curated by the Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium at the Berkeley Center for New Media; the Department of Art Practice; the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; the Arts Research Center; the Graduate School of Journalism; Poetry and the Senses program at UC Berkeley Arts Research Center in partnership with Engaging the Senses Foundation; Department of Slavic Languages and Literature; Department of History of Art; Autolab, CITRIS People and Robots; and the Richmond Arts and Culture Commission.
The 2020 series of Arts + Design Mondays is made possible thanks to generous supporters of Berkeley Arts + Design.
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