Call for Papers: Identity Issues in Relation to Photographic Image and Visual Culture

CONTEMPHOTO '16 / III. International Visual Culture and Contemporary Photography Conference is a interdisciplinary event dedicated to study the visual culture, visual communication, documentation of the urban environment and photographic arts. The conference will be held in Istanbul on March 31-April 1, 2016, coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center), organized by BİLSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions) and hosted by Cezayir Conference Halls.

CONTEMPHOTO ’16 Conference aims at achieving a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective on identity in the form images with special focus on gender issues, immigration, urban issues and memory. Multiple roles of visual culture are going to be explored in relation to urban psychology, daily life, the self and expression aof the identities in urban landscapes as a document, art, advertisement or hobby.


Conference proceedings are going to be published as an e-book with an ISBN number, which will be given to you in a DVD box. All presented articles are going to be available online on the DAKAM’s Digital Library.


It's eco-friendly and tree-friendly.
It takes up less space and it's easier to carry around.
It's quicker to obtain information inside and you can simply search for any keyword.

You will have more time to finish your full paper

CONTEMPHOTO '15: Keynote Lecture by Orhan Cem Çetin and Murat Germen: Culture as a Prosthetic Memory and the Way It Hurts

As one moves from simple organisms to more complex ones, it is common observation that instincts are replaced by an increasing ability -or necessity- to learn. And to teach.

In other words, simple organisms are born with a built-in memory of survival information, a precious legacy from previous generations, to which they continue to contribute.

Keynote Speaker: Murat Germen

Murat GERMEN - Sabancı University

Murat Germen is an artist using photography as an expression / research tool. He has an MArch degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he went as a Fulbright scholar and received AIA Henry Adams Gold Medal for academic excellence. Works as a professor of art, photography and new media at Sabanci University in Istanbul. Having many articles / photo series published on architecture / photography / art / new media at various magazines / books; he has been accepted to several symposia / conferences like SIGGRAPH, ISEA, Mutamorphosis, Towards a Science of Consciousness, CAe, CAC2, EVA-London, eCAADe, ASCAAD to lecture on pertinent topics. Has opened over seventy inter/national (Turkey, USA, Italy, Germany, UK, Mexico, Portugal, Uzbekistan, Greece, Japan, Russia, Iran, India, France, Canada, Bahrain, Korea, Dubai, China, Sweden, Switzerland, Egypt) exhibitions. The artist and his artistic work is represented by C.A.M. Gallery in Turkey, ARTITLED! Contemporary Art in the Netherlands-Belgium and Rosier Gallery in San Francisco. More than 300 editions of the artist’s several artworks are in personal collections of eminent art collectors inter/nationally, in addition to a few that are in Istanbul Modern’s and Proje4L Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art (Istanbul) collections. ( 
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Keynote Speaker: Orhan Cem Çetin

Çetin earns his living as an artist, a photographer, a consultant on photography and photographic technology, and as a lecturer at Istanbul Bilgi University, Bahçeşehir University and Galata Academy of Photography. He is currently a member of the advisory board of Istanbul Modern Art Museum Photography Gallery. Since the end of the 1980s, Çetin has contributed to photography education at various institutions including Istanbul University Faculty of Communication, Galata Academy of Photography, Yıldız Technical University Vocational School of Arts and Crafts, Yeditepe University Faculty of Fine Arts, Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Communication, Akademi Istanbul among others.
He opened his first solo exhibition "Familiaria" in 1988.

A self taught photographer, Çetin was born in Istanbul in 1960. In 1982, he graduated from the Department of Psychology at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul and received his MFA degree in Visual Communication Design at Istanbul Bilgi University in 2009.