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    Photography: beyond the visual

    Di Bello, Patrizia (2010) Photography: beyond the visual. In: Photography: beyond the visual, 2010, New York, USA. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Synopsis of event: Photographs are coveted, captioned, displayed, or defaced as means of individual, social, and political investment. This Mellon workshop provides a forum for scholars studying the resonance of photography in the modern era to consider private and public photographic rituals and examine their influence on family memory, community identity, and cultural convention. We are interested in building on critical work on visuality by acknowledging the impact of tactility and other forms of sensation on photographically mediated experience. Because photographic representations are often naturalized as a means of accessing evidence, we are eager to engage with scholars who analyze photographs as agents, rather than merely illustrations, of social change. Emotional and memorial connections to photography are as old as the medium itself, but the current transition to digital technologies prompts reconsideration of the objecthood of the medium. We will assess the ability of methodological approaches to accommodate individual response and cultural custom. In our meetings we plan to address the affective potential of the medium through discussions of jointly chosen readings representative of our fields of interest, case studies from photographic archives in local collections, presentations of research and work in progress, and visits from Brown faculty and outside scholars. The workshop, intended for graduate students in the early stages of dissertation preparation, seeks to facilitate conversation with peers interested in similar topics whose approaches may differ widely in perspective.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > History of Art
    Research Centre: Nineteenth-Century Studies, Centre for
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2013 08:29
    Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 10:18
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/8383

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