CFP: Photography and Globalization (1/30/07; 6/27/07-6/29/07)

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Justin Carville
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Conference: Global Photographies: Histories¦ Theories¦ Practices
Venue: Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Date: Wednesday 27th - Friday 29th June 2007

The Photography Program at the Institute of Art Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire in Dublin is pleased to announce that it will be holding an international conference on photography and globalization in June 2007. The aim of the conference is to bring together photographers, artists, curators and writers on the photographic image from any discipline to examine all aspects of photography's role in globalization.

Widely perceived to be the driving force of our era, Globalization has attracted much critical commentary within the field of visual culture. Despite interest in the correlations between globalization and the visual, however, there has been relatively little examination of the role of photography in shaping the global media landscape. Equally the impact of globalization on photographic and artistic practices has been an area that has not received much commentary. The aim of this conference is to bring together photographers, curators and writers to explore all aspects of the impact of globalization on photography. The conference also aims to bring together photographers and writers examining histories of the photographic image outside of the dominant Western view of photography.

The conference organizers seek 300-500 word proposals for 20-25 minute presentations or panel discussions on any theme related to photography and globalization. Possible themes and issues that may be explored include but are not limited to;

-Representations of globalization in contemporary photography
-The impact of globalization on contemporary photographic practices
-Non western histories of the photographic image
-Photography and cultural diplomacy -Photography, 9/11 and the 'war on Terror'
-Photoblogs and the Internet
-Photojournalism and the global media
-The 'global archive'
-Photography, globalization and the image content industry
-Photography and Diasporic identities
-Teaching globalization and photography
-Globalization and the photographic industry (digital imaging etc.)

In addition the conference organizers are interested in receiving proposals for presentations by artists groups, organizations or photographers who are working on projects related to photography and globalization.

Abstracts along with short bios should be addressed to Justin Carville in the body of the email (no attachments please) by January 30th 2006.

Keynote Speakers include:

Iain Boal (Berkley, California and Retort) Contributing author of 'Afflicted Powers: Capital and Spectacle in an Age of New War'

Steve Edwards (Open University)
Research Lecturer and author of 'The Making of English Photography: Allegories'

Okwui Enwezor (San Francisco Art Institute) Curator of 'Docuementa 11', the 'Seville Biennale' and author of; 'Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography'

Shahidul Alam (Drik Photo Agency, Bangladesh) Photographer and founder of 'Drik Photo Agency'

Dr. Justin Carville
Historical & Theoretical Studies in Photography
School of Creative Arts Institute of Art, Design & Technology
Kill Avenue
Dun Laoghaire
Co. Dublin

phone: 01+2144937
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