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Recent years have seen photographic studies move beyond the analysis of the visual product. From a focus on photographs as the privileged points of access for studying photography, thus supporting a predominant understanding of the medium as a representational tool, the field is today embracing a more holistic approach. This has brought photography into a much needed interdisciplinary and intermedial analytical environment, and alerted us to the social, cultural and commercial entanglements that shape and are shaped by photographic practices.

This one-day symposium will examine these intellectual trends by reflecting on their postulates, methodologies and future directions. Each speaker has been invited to respond to their panel’s prompt and questions by drawing on their own research and expertise:

  • PANEL 1: Writing not about the visual product: what do we write about when we don’t write about images? Who are the actors and what are the objects of this research?

  • PANEL 2: Thinking across sources, media and technologies: what kind of social and material ‘stuff’ makes up photographic processes, and how can we study the immaterial networks herein created? What is the role of photographs in a study that is not about the image?

  • PANEL 3: New directions in photographic studies: what methodological and historiographical challenges lay ahead? What could a new direction of travel contribute to the wider field of humanities and social sciences?


SPEAKERS:

Professor Geoffrey Batchen (Oxford)
Dr Geoffrey Belknap (National Science and Media Museum)
Professor Patrizia Di Bello (Birkbeck)
Professor Elizabeth Edwards (Victoria and Albert Museum Research Institute and De Montfort University)
Professor Steve Edwards (Birkbeck)
Professor Michelle Henning (University of Liverpool)
Dr Nicoletta Leonardi (Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan)
Dr Gil Pasternak (De Montfort University)
Dr Annebella Pollen (University of Brighton)
Convened by Dr Sara Dominici (IMCC, University of Westminster)


Full programme available here: https://pbisymposium.weebly.com/

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