Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand | Audio

Moving Pictures

To begin this week’s episode, Michael and Jessica discuss the photograph of 3-year-old Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi and the changing role of photography and photojournalism.

Also mentioned:
  • Paolo Pellegrin, Desperate Crossing, New York Times Magazine
  • Brendan O'Neill, Sharing a photo of a dead Syrian child isn’t compassionate, it’s narcissistic, The Spectator
  • Airline Visual Identity, 1945-1975
  • Revolution of the Eye at the Jewish Museum
  • Thirty at the Cooper Union

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    Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand Jessica Helfand, a founding editor of Design Observer, is an award-winning graphic designer and writer. A former contributing editor and columnist for Print, Eye and Communications Arts magazine, she is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale and a recent laureate of the Art Director’s Hall of Fame. Jessica received both her BA and MFA from Yale University where she has taught since 1994. In 2013, she won the AIGA medal.

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