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The global wave of mobilisations that emerged in the late 1990s and challenged the dominance of neoliberalism bore considerable similarities with the student and worker opposition to the dominant political order in France in 1968. While May '68 and the anti-globalisation movement were symptoms of and were formed by specific historical and socio-political conditions, they both interrupted periods of prosperity for Western capitalist societies, challenging the stability of the dominant system. Photography's centrality in these movements' formation, sustainability, reception and outcome has been extraordinary. Looking at photography's circulation within different contexts, following its usage by different individuals and groups for different purposes becomes crucial within the context of the struggles against capitalism. In the more contemporary cases, new technologies and the internet opened up new communicative possibilities to promote these alternative stories to the public sphere.

Photography and social movements

From the globalisation of the movement (1968) to the movement against globalisation (2001)


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