September 30-October 2, 2010
The symposium springs from Discovering the Language of Photography: The Gernsheim Collection, the Ransom Center’s exhibition of this foundational collection of the medium’s history. Curators, collectors, historians, and photographers will participate in a series of panel discussions that focus on the areas in photography on which the Gernsheims had such impact—collecting, exhibiting, publishing, and historiography. Leaders in their fields will consider the forces that have historically shaped these areas, as well as the contemporary influences and developing trends that continue to affect our understanding of the history of photography.
Registration is limited and opens April 15. Please refer to: http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/flair/
The Flair Symposium, held biennially at the Ransom Center, honors the ideals set forth by Fleur Cowles and her landmark Flair magazine.
Photo: Joseph Nicéphore Niépce's View from the Window at Le Gras, 1826-27.
Photo by J. Paul Getty Museum.