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Date and Location

September 23, 2019
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
B-l-4 Hauser Conference Room



Visual literacy and Shaping Civic Engagement
Images Matter in Everything You Do; how to embrace the language of visuals for your work.
Images are now the language of our everyday experience. Emerging from the chaotic digital swirl are exciting new innovations in visual storytelling that any policy maker or academic will need to see, use, and understand. There has never been a better time to learn visual storytelling techniques from the past, the present and the future and begin to apply it to your work.

Class 1
Photography Changes Everything What has been the impact of photography and media on our lives?

Class 2
Visual Literacy 101; What exactly are we seeing? How to read and understand visuals, and a modern understanding of their impact on our lives.

Class 3
Innovations and translations With extraordinary new tools, broader perspectives, and fresh distribution approaches, we can reach audiences in revamped and exciting new ways. A review of fresh and effective new models for visual storytelling, and applications for your own work.

Nancy Richards Farese is a social documentary photographer and founder of Nancy is a 2016 MC/MPA graduate of Harvard Kennedy School, and a Fellow at The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Policy, researching innovation in visual journalism as it promotes civic debate and understanding.

Speakers and Presenters

Nancy Farese, Social documentary photographer, Founder,, HKS Shorenstein Center Fellow, and 2016 HKS MC/MPA


Additional Organizers

HKS Communications Program