The Toronto Photography Seminar will host a works-in-progress workshop, September 21-22, 2012 at the Centre for the Study of the United States, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.
This two-day workshop invites a group of international photography scholars to workshop papers on topics related to “the photographic situation,” an emerging conceptual framework that defines photography as much more than a technology for producing pictures. As Ariella Azoulay has made forcefully evident, photography should be understood as an event that mediates relationships between people. Its ontology is, therefore, political. With the aim of developing new questions, case studies, and methodologies for understanding the photographic situation, fourteen speakers will present works-in-progress in a series of seven themed sessions and discuss their work with respondents and the audience. More information about the workshop, including a complete schedule, is available here.