CONTEMPHOTO ’14 Conference aims at achieving a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective on fictional reality of photography on the basis of imagination and reality. Contemporary trends in photography are going to be explored in relation to the multiple roles as document, witness, archive, or individual expression, fantasy and an artistic object. CONTEMPHOTO ’14, 2nd Conference on Contemporary Photography will be hosted by MSFAU (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University) and will be organized by DAKAM on June 23-24, 2014, in Istanbul. Conference Venue: Sedad Hakkı Eldem Oditorium, Fındıklı Campus, MSFAU http://www.msgsu.edu.tr/msu/pages/814.aspx
The International Conference on Contemporary Photography: Visualisation and Urban History
CONTEMPHOTO ’13 Conference aims at achieving a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective on urban issues, history and photography. Multiple roles of photography are going to be explored in relation to urban history as document, witness, survey, archive, advertisement and artifact. One of the main themes will be the relationship between visual history and urban (and rural) change throughout the last two centuries.
Exploring the role of how photography shapes issues of identity, place and citizenship within the city; how it documents urban otherness (that of homelessness, or of tourism); how it archives urban memory; and how it documents the erotic or/and tragic variety of street life and how it containes historical facts are the main objectives of the interdisciplinary conference of Contemphoto '13.