Monday, February 3rd


Visualizing the World ‘20

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For the third year in a row, faculty from Berkeley Journalism will present documentaries, photography, and innovative multimedia projects at a special Showcase produced and curated specifically for BAMPFA called Visualizing the World. The main feature will be a screening of the 2019 Student Academy Award-winning documentary “All That Remains” by director/producer Eva Rendle, on the impact of the California wildfires on undocumented vineyard workers, that touches on public health, to immigration, income equality, human rights and politics.

In this fast moving 90 minutes, you’ll see imagery from around the world, dramatic personal narratives, and progressive visual design of data, including digital reportage in multiple formats, from web-specific presentations to montages of videos to slideshows of stills, employing both still and moving pictures.

You’ll also be treated to evolving technologies like 360-degree video, drone photography, animation, and more, produced by students pioneering the visual journalism of the future as new technologies are created. For all the gloom and doom about the state of journalism as a business, to us this is a golden age of innovation for journalism, and technology is allowing the Fourth Estate to cover local and global issues better than ever and to distribute the work more broadly than ever before. Come be inspired by the power of visual journalism and see the best of the advanced work being done at Berkeley Journalism, presented by faculty members Andrés Cediel (MJ ’04), Cassandra Herrman (MJ’ 01), Richard Koci Hernandez and Ken Light.

Andrés Cediel (’04) is a documentary filmmaker and Professor of Visual Journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. His extensive professional work— on stories ranging from human rights and climate change, death investigation, immigration and sexual assault— includes serving as a producer on projects and collaborations with PBS “Frontline,” the Center for Investigative Reporting, Univision, KQED, NPR, ProPublica and the former international newsmagazine Frontline/WORLD. He has won a duPont-Columbia Journalism Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Grand Prize for Journalism, has been nominated for four national Emmys and is currently nominated for the prestigious Goldsmith Prize in Investigative Reporting.

Cassandra Herrman (’01) is the Interim Head of Documentary at the Graduate School of Journalism. She is an award winning producer and director who has worked with PBS, Al Jazeera, the New York Times, MSNBC and National Geographic. Her films have screened­ at numerous film festivals, including SXSW and Sundance. Cassandra’s films have been nominated for three national Emmy awards. She has recently been producing and directing immersive journalism virtual reality experiences. AFTER SOLITARY, a VR experience that premiered at the SXSW film festival, won the Jury Award for Room Scale VR, as well as the award for Excellence in Immersive Storytelling at the 2017 Online Journalism Awards (ONA). Her independent feature doc, WHEN I SAY AFRICA, about the Western fascination with “saving” Africa, is in post production.

Richard Koci Hernandez is an internationally recognized, award-winning innovator in journalism and multimedia. He is an Associate Professor and Bloomberg Chair at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism where he has taught since 2008. He is the author of “The Principles of Multimedia Journalism,” and his celebrated photographic work has appeared in The New York Times, Wired, The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and a National Geographic Book on iPhone Photography, among others.

Ken Light is the Reva and David Logan Professor of Photojournalism and curator of the Center for Photography at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley. Ken has worked as a freelance documentary photographer for over forty-five years, focusing on social issues facing America and has published nine photojournalism books. His work has also appeared in magazines, numerous anthologies, exhibition catalogues and in a variety of media, from digital to documentaries. His most recent book, “What’s Going On? 1969-1974” explores his earliest work as a young photographer documenting the social landscape of America as it roiled with upheaval. His images are part of numerous collections including the San Francisco MOMA, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the International Center of Photography, the American Museum of Art at the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress, the Helmut Gernsheim Collection and many others, including private collections.


BAMPFA, Osher Theater

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Free and open to the public
Doors open at 6pm, event at 6:30pm


This is a FREE event.
Tax-deductible donations from the J-School community help make this possible.

No tickets required


Julie Hirano