Sohrab Mohebbi, curator for the Asia Society, with present a talk exploring the possibility of “Visual Parrhesia,” or the instantaneousness of digital technologies that has moved photography from the archiving of history to the livestreaming of life.  Mohebbi defines “parrhesia” as “a direct conversation with power in which the show-er of the imaged chooses FRANKNESS instead of PERSUASION, TRUTH instead of FALSEHOOD or SILENCE, CRITICISM instead of FLATTERY.  Mohebbi will discuss the historical precedent of visual parrhesia and its possibilities in the media of the immediate.  This lecture is co-sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology and Art and Art History.  For more information contact Pardis Mahdavi at