Conference & Research Initiative: Cold War Camera

Friday, February 21, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, February 23, 2014 (All day)


The Cold War Camera is a multi-platform collaborative project—a blog, conference, and book—that explores photography’s role in mediating the global Cold War. 

It broadens our understanding of the visual culture of this long period of conflict by considering the countless photos that have been relegated to the darkroom of disregard: surveillance photos taken in the course of covert CIA missions; documents of queer desire driven underground by the red scare; family snaps from behind the Iron and Bamboo Curtains; ID photos of refugees fleeing from proxy conflicts, to name only a few. 

See the project's website at:


See the conference call for papers at:


The project's blog can be found at: