Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Emerging Media, and Social Science, ICEMSS 2018, 7-8 December 2018, Banyuwangi, Indonesia

Research Article

Making a Difference: Social Media, Photography, Activism and Women in Asian Contexts

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281801,
        author={Panizza Allmark},
        title={Making a Difference:  Social Media, Photography, Activism and Women in Asian Contexts},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Emerging Media, and Social Science, ICEMSS 2018, 7-8 December 2018, Banyuwangi, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEMSS},
        year={2019},
        month={3},
        keywords={photography selfies female activism social media \#me too},
        doi={10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281801}
    }
    
  • Panizza Allmark
    Year: 2019
    Making a Difference: Social Media, Photography, Activism and Women in Asian Contexts
    ICEMSS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-12-2018.2281801
Panizza Allmark1,*
  • 1: Edith Cowan University
*Contact email: p.allmark@ecu.edu.au

Abstract

Selfies by women and female photography has been used for digital activism. In the self-portraits, or selfies used in social media, women are active participants and through the dissemination and the sharing of images (and accompanying messages) there is an act of solidarity to raise awareness of particular issues. I will look at the impact of photography which has led to a rising female presence and empowerment through social media. Furthmore, I will examine feminist representational politics for social activism in the Asian region and how this has engaged with wider social movements such as #me too.