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How Images Shape Our Understanding of Justice

Professor Lewis makes a case for why images are playing an increasingly crucial role in justice in contemporary life.

How do images alter our sense of justice? Social media has changed how we ingest images. Protests, state violence, natural disasters, grief and loss are all played out in photos and videos in real time unlike anything we thought possible just a few decades ago. How images contribute to our notion of citizenship – of who belongs – in this moment in American society is more pressing than ever. This talk makes a case for why images are playing an increasingly crucial role in justice in contemporary life. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx