Please find below a CFP which may be of interest to colleagues working on photography across a number of periods and disciplinary areas:
Picturing Others: Photography and Human Rights
17-18 January 2013
Organised by the Representing Migration and Mobility Research Network (RMM) and the Institute for the study of Visual Culture (IVC),
and supported by the ‘Languages, Cultures and Ideologies Research Group’ (LCI) in the School of European Languages, Translation and Politics, Cardiff University
We invite paper proposals of 200 words for submission by 8 October 2012 from all those with an interest in photography and human rights. Decisions on proposals will be communicated by e-mail by 22 October 2012. Proposals should be sent to the organising committee at [email protected] and may discuss any aspect of the questions suggested below. We invite presentations taking a practical, personal or theoretical approach and referring to any historical period or geographical area. Conference presentations will be of 20 minutes’ length.
- Are there patterns in the ways in which people in conflict or distress elsewhere are represented in photography?
- How do these patterns of representation affect how people who migrate to other countries are perceived and how well they can integrate and settle?
- How do past photographic representations of people from elsewhere link to contemporary photographs of countries in conflict or disaster situations and the way they are presented?
- How do non-photographic media, such as text and radio journalism, affect responses to photographs of other people?
- How do photographed people in situations of conflict or disaster, or in peacetime, interact with their media representations?
- What kinds of images do indigenous media and NGOs use to represent people in situations of conflict or disaster in their own countries and localities?
- What are the decision-making processes used by photographers picturing conflict and disaster?
- How do image the choices made in news media affect how images are used by development organisations or community groups, and vice versa?
- Where migration is concerned, what are the effects of images on perceptions of migrants, on social integration in host countries, and on the resolution of conflicts at home and in host countries?
- How is the educational role that images of others can have connected to issues of wider power relations between the global South and the global North in making, publishing/broadcasting and viewing images?