July 2011

Call For Papers: Women & Photography in the Arab World

Call For Papers: Women & Photography in the Arab World
Journal: Al-Raida
Deadline for abstracts: November 1, 2011

Photography has been traditionally used to document the past such as in family albums as well as to identify human typology such as in passport photographs. It has also been used as evidence in police records and courtrooms. Recent scholars have been interested in photography not as a record of reality,evidence and traces of the past but rather to understand… Read More

New Ways of Seeing, or: Old Hopes Revived

New Ways of Seeing, or: Old Hopes Revived
A Response to ‘Creating Kurdistan: The Role of Photographs as Discursive Documents’
Annebella Pollen, July 2011
Liam Devlin’s writing on the subject of Susan Meiselas’s photographic work, interpreted through the lens of the theories of Jacques Ranciere, is a persuasive and provocative read. As Devlin argues, Meiselas is certainly a telling case study for understanding shifts in documentary photography from a ‘concerned’… Read More

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