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CFP Museum Visitor Photography - Deadline: September 15th 2014
full name / name of organization:
Museum Visitor Photography/ MuseumsEtc
CALL FOR PAPERS
MUSEUMS AND VISITOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Edited by Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert
We invite international submissions to be included in this forthcoming book to be published in colour by MuseumsEtc [www.museumsetc.com] in 2015.
With the development of photographic technologies and mobile devices billions of photographs are produced yearly in museums throughout the world with the number rising year by year. While museum visitors accumulate personal photographs from museum visits, the kind of photographs they produce, how, and for what reasons, is largely understudied.
Furthermore, with the help of online social networks and photo-sharing applications, vernacular photography has entered our economy of images dynamically and has a growing function to play in visually defining people and places. Perhaps for this reason, museums are increasingly using visitor photography in innovative and effective ways: to engage and involve their publics, reach out to new audiences, and facilitate new learning.
We are seeking contributions that deal with a wide range of issues in connection with visitor photography in museums:
• museum visitor photography and its relationship with experience and memory
Submitting a proposal
You can propose to submit either a chapter or a case study. Chapters will be be 4000-6000 words in length. Case studies will be 1000-2000 words, and may be largely image-based. Please prepare your proposal with these parameters in mind. The work should not have been published elsewhere.
The deadline for proposals is 15 September 2014. Please email your proposal to both the editor [firstname.lastname@example.org] and the publishers [email@example.com]. If you have any queries meantime, please email the editor, Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert.
Museums and Visitor Photography will be published in print and digital editions by MuseumsEtc in 2015. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the publication and a discount on more.