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Pictures of War: The Still Image in Conflict since 1945

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Pictures of War: The Still Image in Conflict since 1945

Time: May 23, 2018 at 5pm to May 25, 2018 at 5:30pm
Location: Manchester Metropolitan University
Event Type: conference
Organized By: Mary Ikoniadou
Latest Activity: Mar 26, 2018

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Free Public Lecture: 23 May
Main Conference: 24 – 25 May 2018

Manchester Metropolitan University
Geoffrey Manton Building

Since the end of the Second World War, the nature and depiction of geopolitical conflicts have changed in technology, scale and character. The Cold War political landscape saw many anti-colonial struggles for liberation and national identity become proxy battlegrounds for the major powers. Wars continue to be waged in the name of democracy and terror, and in the interests of linguistic, theological and racial worldviews and migration and displacement are again at the top of the agenda.

As the technologies of war have shifted, so have the technologies of making pictures. This conference seeks to engage with these phenomena through critically engaged approaches to the processes of visualisation, their methodologies and epistemologies in order to contribute to our understanding of the ways conflicts are pictured. Conference Themes: A Heritage of Images; Pictures on the Move, Visualising Solidarities; Witnesses to Existence: The ethics of Aesthetics; Visual Activism and the Middle East; Pictures, Conflicts, Modes of Transmission; The Unresolvable Past: Post-Conflict Trauma and Representation

Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 17:30
Free Public Lecture
Louie Palu
documentary photographer and filmmaker
War & Storytelling After 9/11: A Photojournalist’s Perspective
Manchester Metropolitan University, Geoffrey Manton Building, Lecture Theatre 3


Thursday 24th May – Friday 25 May 2018
Manchester Metropolitan University, Geoffrey Manton Building
Provisional Programme:


Conference Keynote Lecture, Thursday 24th May, 17:30
The Bureaucracy of Angels by Oliver Chanarin


Conference Cost and Registration £75.00 per day. £120.00 for two-days
Students Cost: £15.00 one day, £25.00 for two-days and £40.00 for all three days (Prices include tea/coffee/refreshments and 2x course hot lunch buffet with desert).For bookings:

Image Credit: Detail of Lyndell Brown and Charles Green, The Dark Wood, 2011, digital print and oil on canvas, 121 x 121 cm.


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