Talks & Events

This is what democracy looks like
A photographic protest in two symbolic acts
On 26 March 2011, thousands of people will take to the streets of London to demonstrate against the government’s cuts to public spending. These cuts will wreck the lives of millions, devastating our jobs, pay, pensions, NHS, education, transport, postal and other services. The government claims the cuts… Read More

PHOTO-LEXIC: The Forensic Dimensions of Photography

A One Day Conference & MA Workshop
March 11 2011
Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London
In collaboration with the Photo-Lexic, International Research Group, Minerva Humanities Center, Tel Aviv University.
In the past two decades, photography as a discourse has undergone a fundamental upheaval. The invention of digital photography has affected the… Read More

Vivian Maier, Chicago street photographer

A recently discovered stockpile of work, including over 100,000 negatives, 3000 prints, and  hundreds of roles of undeveloped film by French-born, Chicago resident  Vivian Maier surfaced at auction in 2009, and has been getting some much-deserved attention. A recent piece in the Guardian shared what little is known about her, and was accompanied by a gallery of selected images…. Read More

Call for Papers: Exhibiting Photography

Exhibiting Photography – International Conference
Date: 8 – 10 April, 2011
University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS
In April 2011, the annual Deutsche Börse Photography Prize will be presented by The Photographer’s Gallery at the University of Westminster’s flagship exhibition space Ambika P3. The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize rewards one living… Read More

Research Seminar, University of Brighton

University of Brighton Centre for Research in Memory, Narrative and Histories
Research Seminar Series 2010-11

Annebella Pollen, University of Brighton
‘“Historians in Two Hundred Years’ Time Are Going To Die for That!”
Events and Non-events in the Mass Observation Archive’s “One Day for Life” Photography Collection
Wednesday 17th November 2010
5.30… Read More

Demo against the cuts to higher education funding 10.11.10

The government’s Comprehensive Spending Review has announced 80% cuts in the teaching grant to all non-science subjects in universities throughout the UK, which could begin to take effect as soon as April 2011.
On Wednesday November 10th there is a demonstration against the cuts in higher education which is jointly organised by the National Union of Students (NUS) & the… Read More

Elinor Carucci talk @ The Courtauld

The Practice of Intimacy
Elinor Carucci
6.00pm, Tuesday 16 November
The Courtauld Institute of Art
Elinor Carucci‘s photographs have consistently explored the types and levels of intimacy, focusing on her own body, her parents, her husband, and more recently, her children. Often photographing in close-range, Carucci relies on bits and pieces, expressions and symbols to communicate… Read More

Historical Materialism Conference

The conference is taking place in London from Nov 11th-14th, with a session on photography including papers by Allan Sekula, Steve Edwards, John Roberts and Julian Stallabrass
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Graduate Research Seminars, University of Cambridge. Theme: Global Art

Graduate Research Seminars at the department of History of Art, University of Cambridge.
Theme: Global Art. Two presentations in particular will be of interest to photography scholars. 
13th October: Prof. Partha Mitter, emeritus professor, University of Sussex: ‘The Triumph of Modernism: India’s artists and the avant-garde (c.1922-1940s)’ 
20th October: Dr… Read More

‘Documentary Aesthetics’ Conference

Friday November 5th 10.00-5.00
Sallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton
What different forms may photographic documentary practices take today? What has been the impact of fine art based strategies upon the way that a documentary practice is understood? How does the aestheticisation of the image in the gallery affect the way we look at the documentary photograph? And what do… Read More

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