By researching and analyzing propaganda of various social movements of the 20th and 21st century, this project surveys the power of visual mediums of communication (e.g., posters, flyers, brochures, photographs, art, etc.) to promote the messages and missions of movements. This project explores how visual messages permeate public thought to enhance advocacy, with particular emphasis on how some images ultimately define the movements in which they were born. With an emphasis on student-led protest movements, this project cross-examines how visual media influences the branding and perception of a protest. Social movements include student-led protests in Brazil, Chile, France, Iran, New Zealand, Tunisia, United States, and others.
Tavakoly, Amber, "In the Eye of the Activist: Surveying Student Movements through Visual Mediums" (2019). Library Research Scholars Program 2018-2019. 4.