Think Tank Photography: An Empathetic Gesture?

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Photography: An Empathetic Gesture?

Convened by Ailbhe Greaney with PhotoIreland and Ulster University
August 25th 2022 Dublin Castle

10am Ailbhe Greaney

10.15am Photography, Empathy and Gesture
Speaker: Hannah Starkey

10:45am A Young Response: Gesture
Fiona Larkin, Rachel Glass and Tara Raftovich

11:30am Break (10 minutes)

11:40am A Young Response: Gesture and The Unfixed State
David Copeland, Shannon Ritchie, Jill Quigley. Panel Discussion chaired by Chad Alexander

12:10pm Curatorial Perspective: Ciara Hickey/Alissa Kleist, Household Belfast

12:30pm Lunch Break (1 hour)

1:30pm Photography, Empathy and The Unfixed State
Speaker: Alice Maher

2:00pm A Young Response: The Unfixed State, Touch and The Body
Shauna Kinchella, John Post, Jane Cummins. Panel Discussion chaired by Yvette Monahan

2:30pm Social Science Perspective: Dr Bernadine Brady, NUI Galway.

2:50pm Photography, Empathy and The Marginal
Speaker: Emma Campbell

3:20pm A Young Response: The Body, Touch and The Marginal
Teresa Lyle, Ryan Allen, Letizia Lopreiato. Panel Discussion chaired by Daniel McCabe

3:50pm Break (10 minutes)

4:00pm A Young Response: The Marginal and The Unfixed State
Sarah McAuliffe, Clara Scullion, Aoife Herrity

4:45pm Curatorial Perspective: Christina Kennedy, IMMA

5:00pm Notes on Photography
Speaker: Ailbhe Greaney

5:10pm Final Panel Discussion
Ailbhe Greaney, Hannah Starkey, Alice Maher, Emma Campbell, Christina Kennedy

5:30pm Think Tank Ends
Period25 Aug 2022
Held atPhotoIreland, Ireland


  • Photography
  • Contemporary Art
  • Critical Theory