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CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS - July 15, 2012. Family Line-ups. Trans-generational Encounters in Family Photography
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American Studies Program, University of Bucharest
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
This is a Call for Contributions for an EXHIBITION to be organized in May 2013 by a group of academics in the American Studies Program at the University of Bucharest. An exhibition catalogue will also be published.
The title of this project is FAMILY LINE-UPS. Trans-generational Encounters in Family Photography. The exhibition is part of a wider research project currently examining the role of family photography in the process of the inter-generational transmission of memory, with a focus on the manner in which exile acted on the structure of the family and the coherence of its genealogy.
Your contributions to this exhibition should address one or several of the questions below:
- How do we relate ourselves to a family history that we have inherited through family photographs and storytelling, but which we were for the most part unable to witness?
YOUR SUBMISSION should be sent to Dr. Mihaela Precup no later than July 15 at firstname.lastname@example.org, and it should consist of the following:
1. three scanned photographs from your own family album (please make sure you set your scanner to 600dpi, so we can be sure we can see them properly), as follows:
2. A scanned HANDWRITTEN (but legible) NOTE in English (no more than 400 words) on how you relate yourself to the absent family member, and what role the other person in the line-up plays in this dialogue you are having with the absent person
Please see the SAMPLE CONTRIBUTION on our website (http://www.americanstudies.ro/?article=216) to get a better idea of what we are looking for. Also, please note that YOU DO NOT NEED TO EDIT THE IMAGES and the handwritten text togther as in the sample below; you can simply send them to us as separate attachments, and we can easily do the editing for you. Also, please note that, even though the contributor below decided to submit only passport-type photographs in the line-up below, that does not mean that we only accept passport-type images where the subject looks straight at the camera. As long as you are prepared to address the questions we ask, please feel free to send us photographs where the posture of the subjects is relevant for your story.