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Contemporary Photo documentary in the Americas

Le documentaire photographique contemporain dans les Amériques

El documental fotográfico contemporáneo en las Américas

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Published on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

In this conference we intend to map and question contemporary documentary practices in their economic, esthetic, and innovative dimensions.

Announcement

Université Lumière-Lyon 2, France (in cooperation with Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès) March 9-10, 2017

Argument

Documentary photography is currently undergoing deep transformations. Reasons are numerous but they are all connected with the advent of digital images which impact the profession in its economics and its forms, and even threaten its very survival. The practical consequences of these transformations vary according to the status and function of documentary photographers / reporters in the various American states. Although in this field as in many others the United States remains a dominant cultural and economic power, in all nations of the Western Hemisphere interesting developments in the field of photo documentary are taking place.

In this conference we intend to map and question contemporary documentary practices in their economic, esthetic, and innovative dimensions.

Papers will address the following issues (among others):

  • The practices of documentary photography in the Americas at the turn of the 21st century (1980s to present)
  • The aesthetics of contemporary documentary photography
  • The production and circulation networks of documentary photographs
  • The career path of American documentary photographers

Submission guidelines

Please send your proposals (title and one page abstract ) to :

  • Jean KEMPF : Jean.Kempf@univ-lyon2.fr
  • Marion GAUTREAU : Marion.gautreau@yahoo.com

Deadline for abstract submissions: June 15, 2016

Scientific Committee

  • Jean Kempf, Professeur des Universités, Université Lumière Lyon 2
  • Marion Gautreau, Maître de conférences, Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès

Places

  • 86 rue Pasteur
    Lyon, France (69007)

Date(s)

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Keywords

  • photographie, documentaire

Contact(s)

  • Jean Kempf
    courriel : Jean [dot] Kempf [at] univ-lyon2 [dot] fr
  • Marion Gautreau
    courriel : Marion [dot] gautreau [at] yahoo [dot] com

Information source

  • Jean Kempf
    courriel : Jean [dot] Kempf [at] univ-lyon2 [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Contemporary Photo documentary in the Americas », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, https://calenda.org/364689

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