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March 31, 2014

International Urban Photography Summer School, 2014

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International Urban Photography Summer School, 2014
Goldsmiths, University of London

Designed for photographers, artists and ethnographers whose work addresses notions of urban space and culture, the international Urban Photography Summer School provides a highly intensive two-week practical and theoretical training in key aspects of urban visual practice. The course aims to offer participants a wide range of relevant skills resulting in the production of a photography portfolio drawn from London’s urban environments along with a collective final exhibition.

The programme has been developed in collaboration with the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR), Urban Photo Fest and the international Association of Visual Urbanists (iAVU). The course will be taught by tutors from Goldsmiths’ Sociology Department and the international MA in Photography and Urban Cultures. The programme draws on the advanced theoretical, research and practical image-making specialisms of key practitioners in the field.

Summer School tutors include: Paul Halliday (MA in Photography and Urban Cultures Convener), Beatriz Véliz Argueta (Coordinator/ Goldsmiths), Les Back (Goldsmiths), Caroline Knowles (Goldsmiths), Mandy Lee Jandrell (Southampton Solent University/ Goldsmiths), Peter Coles (Oxford/ Goldsmiths), Alex-Rhys Taylor (Goldsmiths), Manuel Vázquez (Goldsmiths), Laura Cuch (Goldsmiths) and Jasmine Cheng (Goldsmiths).

The programme will explore how the practice of urban image-making informs the development of a reflexive and critical research perspective and will include assignments and guided fieldtrips focusing on (1) landscape, (2) material objects and street photography and (3) portraiture.

Application deadline: June 30th

For more information: www.iupss.com

 

For more information: www.gold.ac.uk/cucr/summer-school/

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January 18, 2014

2014 AAA ANNUAL MEETING: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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The SVA welcomes paper and poster session proposals for consideration at this year’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. (December 3-7, 2014). The theme for the meeting is “Producing Anthropology,” which provides a rich context for exploring the innovative and exciting work conducted under the broad rubric of visual anthropology.

For the 2014 Annual Meeting, the SVA programming committee consists of:

Liam Buckley (bucklelm@jmu.edu)

Fiona P. McDonald (fionamcdonald5@yahoo.ca)

Download PDF: 2014_sva_cfp-16-jan-2013_final

Liam and Fiona are more than happy to work with you on your paper, poster, or roundtable sessions. We’re happy to assist session organizers with the structuring of their proposals. The SVA encourages innovative formats, including poster sessions, extended screening of visual materials, and fostering more dynamic discussion periods.

Here is a breakdown of upcoming deadlines and the appropriate contacts for each. Read More

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January 3, 2014

Call for Papers: AES/SVA Spring Meeting, Boston. Deadline Jan 24th 2014

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Call for Papers, American Ethnological Society Spring Meeting in collaboration with the Society for Visual Anthropology

Boston, Park Plaza Hotel, 10-12 April 2014

Theme: In/visibility: Projects, Media, Politics

Keynote presentation by Faye Ginsburg, New York University, “Cripping the Camera: ‘f##k inner beauty!’”

Additional plenary presenters include John Jackson, Jr., Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel, Anna Grimshaw, and Michael Herzfeld

Organizer email: samuel.martinez@uconn.edu

Register HERE!

Abstract submission deadline 24th January 2014.

The visible and the unseen are states of growing anthropological engagement. The conference theme looks to visibilization and concealment, and their ambiguous thresholds, as prompts to new questions in the domains of politics, the economy, religion, media, social inequality, citizenship, security, human rights and humanitarianism. Those emergent questions insist that visibility and invisibility are active processes, not merely empirical states or static qualities of appearance or non-appearance. As such, the theme of this conference draws on a thread that ties creative sociocultural engagements in anthropology to older questions of method, meaning and representation. At issue are current public controversies about “dark sites” in politics, national security, and law; shadow, alien and regulated forms within commerce, finance, and the environment; techniques of legibility, surveillance and their evasion; visual media’s growing influence; and the hopes and fears pinned on emerging biomedical, computational and manufacturing technologies. Concern with processes of in/visibilization is more than ever pertinent to anthropological representation itself, as anthropologists increasingly adopt visual media even as scholars of the cultural politics of representation and visual anthropology, ethnographic filmmakers and students of indigenous media debate the politics, ethics and methods of the image.

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Proposals for sessions (panels, roundtables, other formats) that make creative use of the allotted time (1 hour 45 minutes) are encouraged, including (but not limited to) panels that explore a key text, media, or visual project circulated to conference participants in advance and panels that feature excerpts of audio/visual works or make a visual and/or textual response to a specific concept or keyword relating to the conference themes. Proposals for individual papers are also invited.

The conference registration receipt, sent to each conference registrant by email, will have a link to the paper abstract and panel proposal submission portal.

Abstract submission deadline 24th January 2014.

New! Pre-conference workshops (Thursday, 10 April, 1-2:45PM): Faye Ginsburg, Aaron Glass, and Kate Hennessy on “collaborative ethnography,” and Jonathan Marion, on “text/image.” Grad students who attend a workshop will qualify for a subsidy of up to $225 from AES to help defray their expenses. To register for either workshop and to inquire about the grad student workshop attendance subsidy, contact the meeting organizer, Samuel Martinez (samuel.martinez@uconn.edu ).

Looking for others to complete a panel? Try placing your call for panelists at http://bit.ly/1jBUBZE.

Hotel information: The conference will be held at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, steps from the Boston Common. Conference registrants receive a special rate of $185 per night, single, double, triple or quad. All rooms include complimentary high-speed Internet access. Conference-rate hotel reservations open 15 January 2014.


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November 19, 2013

2013 SVA Film & Media Festival Program

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Announcing the 2013 SVA Film & Media Festival! Please download the 2013 Program here: 2013-svaff-program
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November 9, 2013

2013 SVA AAA Chicago Program ‘At-a-Glance’

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The 2013 SVA AAA Program is available as a PDF with embedded links to program information for all SVA and related events at the annual meeting. Please download and share!

2013_sva_schedule-november-6-3013_final-1

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September 13, 2013

Call for Papers, American Ethnological Society Spring Meeting in collaboration with the Society for Visual Anthropology

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Trevor Paglen, Nine Reconnaissance Satellites over the Sonora Pass, 2008, C-Print, 48 x 60 in. Courtesy of Metro Pictures, New York; Altman Siegel, San Francisco; Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne.


Call for Papers, American Ethnological Society Spring Meeting in collaboration with the Society for Visual Anthropology

Boston, Park Plaza Hotel, 10-12 April 2014

Theme: In/visibility: Projects, Media, Politics

The visible and the unseen are states of growing anthropological engagement. The conference theme looks to visibilization and concealment, and their ambiguous thresholds, as prompts to new questions in the domains of politics, the economy, religion, media, social inequality, citizenship, security, human rights and humanitarianism. Those emergent questions insist that visibility and invisibility are active processes, not merely empirical states or static qualities of appearance or non-appearance. As such, the theme of this conference draws on a thread that ties creative sociocultural engagements in anthropology to older questions of method, meaning and representation. At issue are current public controversies about “dark sites” in politics, national security, and law; shadow, alien and regulated forms within commerce, finance, and the environment; techniques of legibility, surveillance and their evasion; visual media’s growing influence; and the hopes and fears pinned on emerging biomedical, computational and manufacturing technologies. Concern with processes of in/visibilization is more than ever pertinent to anthropological representation itself, as anthropologists increasingly adopt visual media even as scholars of the cultural politics of representation and visual anthropology, ethnographic filmmakers and students of indigenous media debate the politics, ethics and methods of the image.

Proposals for sessions (panels, roundtables, other formats) that make creative use of the allotted time (1 hour 45 minutes) are encouraged, including (but not limited to) panels that explore a key text, media, or visual project circulated to conference participants in advance and panels that feature excerpts of audio/visual works or make a visual and/or textual response to a specific concept or keyword relating to the conference themes. Proposals for individual papers are also invited.

Keynote speaker: Faye Ginsburg, New York University

Additional featured presenters include: W J T Mitchell & John Jackson, Jr. on race, visibility and color-blindness; others to be added soon

Organizer email: samuel.martinez@uconn.edu

 

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July 5, 2013

Call for Papers: Ethics and Aesthetics of Epidemiological Photography

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Ethics and Aesthetics of Epidemiological Photography
Saturday, 14 September 2013 Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

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February 21, 2013

Urban photography summer school 2013, Goldsmith’s

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Urban photography summer school 2013
Goldsmiths, university of london

Designed for photographers, artists and urbanists whose work address notions of urban space and culture, the international Summer School provides a highly intensive two-week practical and theoretical training in key aspects of urban visual practice. The course aims to offer participants a wide range of relevant skills resulting in the production of a photography portfolio drawn from London’s urban environments, combined with a collective final exhibition.

The programme has been developed in collaboration with Urban Encounters (Tate Britain), the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR), Photofusion and the International Association of Visual Urbanists (iAVU). The course is taught by experienced tutors from Goldsmith’s top-ranked Sociology Department and the international MA in Photography and Urban Cultures. The programme draws on the advanced theoretical, research and practical image-making specialisms of key practitioners in the field.

Summer School tutors include: Paul Halliday (MA in Photography and Urban Cultures Course Leader),Beatriz Véliz Argueta (Coordinator/Goldsmiths), Les Back (Goldsmiths), Caroline Knowles (CUCR Director), Mandy Lee Jandrell (Southampton Solent University/Goldsmiths), Peter Coles (Oxford/ Goldsmiths), Alex Rhys-Taylor (Goldsmiths), Manuel Vazquez (Goldsmiths),  Laura Cuch (Goldsmiths) and Jasmine Cheng (Goldsmiths).

The programme will explore how the practice of urban image making informs the development of a reflexive and critical research perspective and will include assignments and guided fieldtrips focusing on(1) urban landscapes, (2)  street-based photography and (3) material objects.

The Summer School will take place from 19 – 31 August 2013. Application deadline is June 10.

http://www.gold.ac.uk/cucr/summer-school/

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February 21, 2013

Urban photography summer school 2013, Goldsmith’s

February 21, 2013 | By |

Urban photography summer school 2013
Goldsmiths, university of london

Designed for photographers, artists and urbanists whose work address notions of urban space and culture, the international Summer School provides a highly intensive two-week practical and theoretical training in key aspects of urban visual practice. The course aims to offer participants a wide range of relevant skills resulting in the production of a photography portfolio drawn from London’s urban environments, combined with a collective final exhibition.

The programme has been developed in collaboration with Urban Encounters (Tate Britain), the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR), Photofusion and the International Association of Visual Urbanists (iAVU). The course is taught by experienced tutors from Goldsmith’s top-ranked Sociology Department and the international MA in Photography and Urban Cultures. The programme draws on the advanced theoretical, research and practical image-making specialisms of key practitioners in the field.

Summer School tutors include: Paul Halliday (MA in Photography and Urban Cultures Course Leader),Beatriz Véliz Argueta (Coordinator/Goldsmiths), Les Back (Goldsmiths), Caroline Knowles (CUCR Director), Mandy Lee Jandrell (Southampton Solent University/Goldsmiths), Peter Coles (Oxford/ Goldsmiths), Alex Rhys-Taylor (Goldsmiths), Manuel Vazquez (Goldsmiths),  Laura Cuch (Goldsmiths) and Jasmine Cheng (Goldsmiths).

The programme will explore how the practice of urban image making informs the development of a reflexive and critical research perspective and will include assignments and guided fieldtrips focusing on(1) urban landscapes, (2)  street-based photography and (3) material objects.

The Summer School will take place from 19 – 31 August 2013. Application deadline is June 10.

http://www.gold.ac.uk/cucr/summer-school/

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February 13, 2013

2013 VISUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

February 13, 2013 | By |

The 2013 annual Visual Research Conference of the Society for Visual Anthropology will begin with an informal no-host dinner open to all SVA members on Monday evening November 18th followed by interactive presentations on Tuesday November 19th and Wednesday November 20th at the beginning of the 112th American Anthropology Association meetings in Chicago. These presentations are scheduled for about 45 minutes and are formatted to allow for viewing of visual material, as well as several question and answer periods during each presentation, thus facilitating much lively discussion. Each year this conference provides visual anthropologists a unique opportunity to meet and interact with others who do anthropological and anthropologically related research on visual signification, visual communication, and visual forms of representation. We invite all SVA members, from graduate students to retired professors, to submit proposals and attend the conference.


THE 2013 DEADLINE FOR VISUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE SUBMISSIONS IS MIDNIGHT MARCH 31, 2013, GUAM TIME.



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