Rebecca Bengtsson presents her 50% Seminar 

Title: Visual encounters: Reimagining visual reporting of refugee migration in Swedish news as human rights practice. 

Abstract: In this study I explore conditions set by newspapers for audience to collectively receiving and interpreting visual reporting on refugee migration. By focusing on photojournalistic images published in four Swedish newspapers during the so-called “refugee crisis” in 2015, as well as on editorial and photojournalistic practices, I aim to understand how and to what extent visual reporting of refugee migration, through photographs and their evidentiary, affective and imaginative capacity, can engage audience in visual human rights practice.


Opponent: Maria Nilsson

Chair: Kari Anden-Papadopoulos