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PhotoHistory/Future 2018 Conference CFP

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Posted by: Rochester Institute of Technology/RIT Press
Deadline: Wed, November 15th, 2017

A three-day conference, "PhotoHistory/PhotoFuture," April 20-22,2018, in Rochester, NY, will explore the scholarship, practice, profession, preservation, and access to photography’s -- including motion pictures’ -- history, present day expression, and projected opportunities and challenges. The call for scholarly papers to be presented at the conference invites proposals on the widest and deepest range of topics on photography’s history and future from an equally broad range of scholars, professionals, and practitioners. Paper and panel presentation proposals should be submitted through the conference website by November 15, 2017:  The complete conference program will be published on February 1, 2018.

Conference presentations are expected to offer exploration, analysis, interpretation, and assessment about the medium including subjects such as advertising, portraiture, art and design, bodycams and traffic cams, copyright, biography, fashion, sports, photographic technology, architecture and landscape, environmental, journalism, social and commercial dimensions of photography, public relations, medical, industrial, amateur, documentary, social cause advocacy, preservation, public policy and public access, connoisseurship and collecting and hobbyist interests.

Expected attendance includes a wide range of academic disciplines and practitioners from an equally broad range of the for-profit and the not-for-profit sectors. Among the academic disciplines expected to be represented are: history, archives, photography, communication, digital humanities, criminal justice, library science, computer science, public policy, imaging, economics, museum studies, fine arts, and library science. Examples of professions are: archivists, image preservation and conservators, information managers, data and metadata specialists, photographers, museum curators, library and museum administrators.

PhotoHistory/PhotoFuture is sponsored and organized by RIT Press, the scholarly book publishing enterprise at Rochester Institute of Technology. For more information: Bruce Austin (585) 475-2879, BAAGLL@RIT.EDU

Posted on Thu, May 25th, 2017
Expires on Wed, November 15th, 2017

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