08 January 2007

Call for Papers - Global Photographies: Histories Theories Practices

A friend forwarded this call for papers to me this morning. I have found it posted on a couple of other blogs but cannot find any mention of it on the IADT web pages. That said, Dublin may be a nice destination in June. The proposal deadline is coming up, contact details at the bottom of the announcement.


Global Photographies: Histories Theories Practices

Institute of Art, Design & Technology

Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin , Ireland

Wednesday 27th – Friday 29th June 2007

The Photography Programme at the Institute of Art Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire in Dublin is pleased to announce that it will be holding an international conference on photography and globalization in June 2007. The aim of the conference is to bring together photographers, artists, curators and writers on the photographic image from a range of disciplines to examine all aspects of photography’s role in globalization.

Widely perceived to be the driving force of our era, Globalization has attracted much critical commentary within the field of visual culture. Despite interest in the correlations between globalization and the visual, however, there has been relatively little examination of the role of photography in shaping the global media landscape. Equally the impact of globalization on photographic and artistic practices has been an area that has not received much commentary. The aim of this conference is to bring together photographers, curators and writers to explore all aspects of the impact of globalization on photography. The conference also aims to bring together photographers and writers examining histories of the photographic image outside of the dominant Western view of photography.

The conference organizers seek 300-500 word proposals for 20-25 minute presentations or panel discussions on any theme related to photography and globalization. Possible themes and issues that may be explored include but are not limited to;

-Representations of globalization in contemporary photography

-The impact of globalization on contemporary photographic practices

-Non western histories of the photographic image

-Photography and cultural diplomacy

-Photography, 9/11 and the ‘War on Terror’

-Photography, globalization and the image content industry

-Photography and Diasporic identities

-Teaching globalization and photography

-Globalization and the photographic industry (digital imaging etc.)




In addition the conference organizers are interested in receiving proposals for presentations by artists groups, organizations or photographers who are working on projects related to photography and globalization.

Keynote Speakers:

Iain Boal ( Berkley , California and Retort)

Contributing author of Afflicted Powers: Capital and Spectacle in an Age of New War

Steve Edwards (Open University)

Research Lecturer and author of The Making of English Photography: Allegories

Okwui Enwezor (San Francisco Art Institute)

Curator of Docuementa 11, the Seville Biennale and author of; Snap Judgements: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography

Shahidul Alam ( Drik Photo Agency , Bangladesh )

Photographer and founder of Drik Photo Agency

Abstracts along with short bios should be addressed to Justin Carville in the body of the email (no attachments please) by January 30th 2007. Abstract should be sent to: justin.carville@iadt.ie



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