Congratulations to editor Jane Lydon and contributors including other AHA members for the publication of their new book Visualising Human Rights (UWA Publishing 2018). This edited collection looks at the ways that visual images have been used to define, contest, or argue on behalf of human rights.
This book explores ideas of humanity, citizenship, atrocity and justice through the visual. It is 70 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris. At that time, photography was considered a ‘universal language’ that would communicate across barriers of race and language. Seventy years on, Visualising Human Rights looks at the ways that visual images have been used to define, contest, or argue on behalf of human rights.
This book explores questions surrounding the historical reception of human rights via imagery and its legacies in the present. Contributors include Sharon Sliwinski; Susie Protschky; Mary Tomsic; Suvendrini Perera and Joseph Pugliese; and Brenda L. Croft.