Global Photography & Its Histories

In this afternoon symposium, three leading scholars reflected on what it means to write national, regional, and global histories of photography. Why are such histories written? How do they challenge Western conceptions of the photographic medium and dominant narratives in the field of photography studies? What new challenges do geographically and culturally expansive histories create by bringing into dialogue photography and photographies, global and local, national and transnational, majorities and minorities, cultural identity and cultural difference?