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Seeing is Believing: The Politics of the Visual

WORK Gallery and Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (BIMI) invite you to a panel discussion and book launch for Seeing is Believing: The Politics of the Visual, a critical investigation of contemporary visual communication written by Rod Stoneman and published by Black Dog Publishing.

Seeing is Believing explores the complex and reciprocal dynamic between world and image in our visually mediated society. To celebrate the book's publication, renowned film theorist Laura Mulvey, noted visual historian Stephen Bann and Brian Winston, writer on documentary and media ethics, will join chaiperson Rod Stoneman in the Birkbeck Cinema for a panel discussion entitled The Politics of the Image.

Following the discussion Rod Stoneman will be signing copies of the book, which will be available to purchase from the foyer for the special launch price of £15.

  • Stephen Bann CBE is Emeritus Professor of History of Art at the University of Bristol and was recently named one of the leading thinkers on modernity.
  • Laura Mulvey is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College and Director of BIMI, and writes on the intersection of film theory, psychoanalysis and feminism.
  • Brian Winston is Professor of Communications and Lincoln Chair at the University of Lincoln, and an authority on documentary film.
  • Rod Stoneman is Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, was Chief Executive of the Irish Film Board until 2003 and has previously worked at Channel 4 Television.

When? 3 June, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where? Birkbeck Cinema, School of Arts, 43-46 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD

The event is free but seating is limited. Please RSVP to