Photography's Afterlives Conference
This conference will bring together artists, photo historians, curators, and theorists of visual culture who will reflect on the afterlives of everyday vernacular images.
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Hood Museum of Art, Jewish Studies Program, Leslie Center for the Humanities, Spanish and Portuguese Department
The conference will bring together artists, photo historians, curators, and theorists of visual culture who will reflect on the afterlives of everyday vernacular images. Speakers will discuss how photography as a practice of everyday life acquires new meanings as images are collected, displayed, and reframed in changing historical and political circumstances. Looking at a variety of photographic genres (portraits and selfies, ID and passport photos, family photos, school pictures, street photos, prison photographs, tourist images and more) from different parts of the world, they will explore the ways in which photography not only documents but actually shapes personal, social and political life. This comparative discussion across photography’s multiple geographies and histories promises to add to current theoretical inquiries into everyday photographic practices. Engaging specifically what photos do when they are taken, and what they continue to do as historical and memorial objects, this conference will also reflect on what they could do as media of activism and social transformation.
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Permanent URL: https://hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu/events/event?event=66296