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cfp: Photography in Asia / proposal deadline 5 August 2019

Photographies journal has announced its second conference, which will be hosted in Singapore in January 2020. The two-day international event will bring together scholars, photographers, artists, curators, and critics to consider the rapid growth of photography in Asia and its impact in a global and international context.

Photographies is seeking proposals that explore the practices, theories and conditions of photography in and from ‘Asia’, considered as a heterogeneous geography and cultural formation. The conference aims to shed light on specific new issues relating to new technologies, cultural concerns and critical frameworks relating to photography and photography education in these regions. It is particularly interested in presentations or panels whether visual, theoretical or critically led, to address emergent problems and contemporary questions.

More specifically proposals for papers are sought that critically address the following themes or related

  • The role of archives and memory in contemporary photography
  • New practices, technologies, and cultural change
  • Questions on the history of photography in Asia and photography education
  • Environment, ecology and photography
  • Festivals, collecting, and circulations of photography.

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