Ariella Azoulay talk at Newport.

Ariella Azoulay talk at Newport.

Ariella Azoulay will give a talk to the eCPR on Thurs 14th of April at 4:30 pm. Her prestigious record of publications and exhibitions have become increasingly important in the emergent critical debates surrounding photographic practice and her visit to UWN should be an exciting contribution to the school’s research culture. All PH members are welcome to attend.

Ariella is the Director of the Photo-Lexic international research group and the Photo-Lab associated with it (being part of Minerva Humanities Center, Tel Aviv University). The project was founded in 2009 as a response to the recent surging interest in photography and its emergence as a discourse in the past two decades. The working assumption of the Photo-Lexic is that the burgeoning photography discourse should be regarded as a powerful and unorchestrated phenomenon in which many take part, not only photographers or photography experts, but rather anyone present in the event of photography either as photographer, photographed or spectator.

Ariella Azoulay taught visual culture and contemporary philosophy at the Program for Culture and Interpretation, Bar Ilan University. After the University’s controversial decision to deny her bid for tenure (see link below). Prof. Ariella Azoulay moved to Durham University for an eight-month period as a Leverhulme Visiting Professor in January 2011. She is the author of Civil Imagination: The Political Ontology of Photography (Verso, 2011), From Palestine to Israel: A Photographic Record of Destruction and State Formation, 1947-1950, (Pluto Press, 2011), The Civil Contract of Photography (MIT Press, 2008), Once Upon A Time: Photography Following Walter Benjamin (Bar Ilan University Press, 2006) and Death’s Showcase: The Power of Image in Contemporary Democracy (MIT Press, 2001), winner of the 2002 Infinity Award for Writing presented by the International Center for Photography for excellence in the field of photography.

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