© 2018

Visual Imagery and Human Rights Practice

  • Sandra Ristovska
  • Monroe Price

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Sandra Ristovska, Monroe Price
    Pages 1-12
  3. Technologies

  4. Platforms

  5. Agents

About this book


Visual Imagery and Human Rights Practice examines the interplay between images and human rights, addressing how, when, and to what ends visuals are becoming a more central means through which human rights claims receive recognition and restitution. The collection argues that accounting for how images work on their own terms is an ever more important epistemological project for fostering the imaginative scope of human rights and its purchase on reality. Interdisciplinary in nature, this timely volume brings together voices of scholars and practitioners from around the world, making a valuable contribution to the study of media and human rights while tackling the growing role of visuals across cultural, social, political and legal structures.


human rights visual culture film media social political

Editors and affiliations

  • Sandra Ristovska
    • 1
  • Monroe Price
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Colorado BoulderBoulderUSA
  2. 2.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

About the editors

Sandra Ristovska is Assistant Professor in Media Studies at the College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado Boulder, USA.


Monroe Price is Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, and was director of its Center for Global Communication Studies.

Bibliographic information


“We inhabit a world of increased visual recording, surveillance and creative expression and at a time when the protection of human rights has never been so widely shared. This book incisively reflects on these converging trends.” (Simon Cottle, Professor, Cardiff University, UK)

“At a time when, from Beijing to Washington DC the very term 'human rights' is denounced, and autocrats and kleptocrats proliferate, this is a fine sampling of activist experience - ammunition for the 2020s.” (John D.H. Downing, Editor, Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media)

“Price and Ristovska have assembled a rich, diverse, and essential collection of essays, one that shows just how productive it can be to focus on media if we want to renew the political force of human rights discourse.” (Thomas Keenan, Director of the Human Rights Project and Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Bard College, USA)