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PhotoHistory/Future 2018 Conference

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Posted by: Rochester Institute of Technology
Deadline: Fri, April 20th, 2018

A three-day conference, PhotoHistory/PhotoFuture, exploring the scholarship, practice, profession, preservation, and access to photography’s – including motion pictures’ – history, present day expression, and projected opportunities and challenges. The conference takes place April 20-22, 2018 in, appropriately, the world’s imaging capital, Rochester, N.Y.

Beginning as a 19th century mechanical invention involving chemistry and directed to the few, photography evolved to a democratic medium engaged by the many – maybe “the most.”

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 to be represented are: history, archives, photography, communication, digital humanities, criminology and 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 visit the conference website: Contact Bruce Austin (585) 475-2879, BAAGLL@RIT.EDU or Laura DiPonzio Heise (585) 475-5819, LMDWML@RIT.EDU




Posted on Tue, May 30th, 2017
Expires on Fri, April 20th, 2018

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