Salon ReVue: Fake or Fact

20. March 2023 , 19:00

At regular intervals, Salon ReVue gives a space to current and relevant topics from ReVue magazine. New scientific findings and perspectives, innovative ideas and of course photography and questions of perception characterize the evening. Representatives of the practice enter into dialogue with scientists and exchange ideas with the audience. Thus, the evening is a joint walk between the disciplines.

On March 20, 2023, we are looking forward to an exciting evening with Prof. Dr. Gerhard Paul and Jan Ludwig entitled »Fake or fact – Image Manipulation and Credibility«!

Digital programs, ways and advancing technology enable more photography by more and more photographers. Events are quickly disseminated on the net, editorially classified – but this does not authenticate them. Our actions, for example, in image manipulation, targeted or purely amusing disinformation with images, and networked, collaging image cultures such as memes are changing the culture of photography. Photojournalism often seems antiquated here in its requirements and rules about what all must not be done with a picture. Between photo forensics and everyday life – how can we deal with this? What can image manipulation do for us?

Gerhard Paul is a historian and one of the most important representatives of German-language visual history. From 1994 to 2016 he was professor for history and its didactics at the European University Flensburg. In 2016 he was appointed senior professor. His publications include the two-volume standard work Das Jahrhundert der Bilder (2008), Das visuelle Zeitalter. Punkt und Pixel (2016) and Bilder einer Diktatur (2020).

Jan Ludwig is a fact checker and research trainer at the German Press Agency dpa. He studied philosophy and history in Dresden and Paris, graduated from the Henri Nannen School of Journalism in Hamburg, and lived for a year and a half as a freelance correspondent in Israel. In 2015, he received the CNN Journalist Award. In 2018, his youth nonfiction book Populismus was published by Carlsen-Verlag, and in February, an online handbook on digital verification techniques was published by the Landesmedienanstalt NRW.

Admission €8 | reduced €5. The number of participants is limited, so we recommend booking an online ticket, available here.

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