Dr Benjamin Dix began his career as a professional photographer, working in South Asia, and has subsequently worked as a Communications Manager for the United Nations and various international NGOs across Asia and Africa for 12 years. Ben was based in LTTE-controlled Vanni, North Sri Lanka with the UN from 2004 – 2008 throughout the conflict. Benjamin has a Doctorate in Anthropology: Graphic Violence: Representing Conflict and Migration through Narratives and Illustrations (Sussex, 2016) and is currently a Senior Fellow in Development Studies at SOAS, University of London. Ben founded PositiveNegatives to produce literary comics that explore complex social and human rights issues, including conflict, migration and asylum. PositiveNegatives combines ethnographic research with illustration, adapting personal testimonies into art, education and advocacy materials and has worked extensively with a range of organisations such as The Guardian, Open Society Foundations (OSF), BBC, Channel 4, The Nobel Peace Centre, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the UN.
Session Detail :
Masterclass: Graphic ViolenceHow to use illustration in conflict narratives and storytelling?
- Saturday, August 4
- 4.30 – 5.30
- The Theatre