In eight short statements, researchers and curators will reflect on the status of the Victorian photographer in the history of photography at large while also using Julia Margaret Cameron's work as a springboard to think about the present and the future of an increasingly globally conceived histo
The conference “Weimar photography in context” will inquire into the consequences that seriality and narrativity have for our understanding of photography in the context of interwar media culture, of Weimar-era as well as contemporary photography theory, and of word-and-image relations.
A seminar aiming to bring together scholars from across Oxford and beyond to consider problems in ‘local’ collections, as well as to explore photography more generally from a wide variety of historical, material and theoretical perspectives.
If today ‘everyone is a photographer’ one question rarely asked is why? What does it mean to be a photographer today? What might psychoanalysis have to say about this drive to take photographs? The fact that it is so easy to take photographs these days does not answer question why we do it.