A panel of academic speakers from various disciplines from the Faculty of Arts and beyond presented their responses to the exhibition at this multi-disciplinary event. Hosted by New York Times foreign correspondent Jamie Tarabay. Watch a video of the event here.
Participants: Jamie Tarabay, Correspondent, The New York Times
Dr Jeff Garmany, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne
Dr Mammad Aidani, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne
Dr Jordana Silverstein, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne
Prof Charles Green, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne
Dr Raul Sanchez-Urribarri, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, LaTrobe University
Hard Truths: Main Menu
In late 2019 the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne hosted Hard Truths: an exhibition of award winning photography from The New York Times. Here, for the first time, you can explore an online archive of photos and videos captured during the exhibition.
Hard Truths: Open Mic Event
At this event, student speakers reading original pieces of writing responding to the exhibition were joined by Arts alumna Dr Amy Brown, who read selections from her latest book of poetry (Neon Daze, VUP 2019). Watch a video of the event here.
Hard Truths: The Exhibition
In September 2019, a gallery was built in Arts West to house the New York Times exhibition "Hard Truths." This marked the first time that the global exhibition of award-winning photography had been hosted in Australia. Read about the exhibition here.