An original approach for this conference which aimes to explore photography’s business history.
A conference on photographs’ life out there in the big world.
A three-days conference in Venezia on the subject this blog is mainly about. I am somewhat perplexed about the programme but I think it will be worthwhile, all in all.
The Fundación Mapfre will broadcast the conference « Jornada sobre conservación preventiva de fotografía contemporánea y soportes electrónicos ».
The event will take place on 8 and 9 May, starting at 10 o’clock. No reservation required, just connect with pc, Pad or iPhone at www.fundacionmapfre.com.
Packing to leave for Newcastle, for an interesting (or so it seems…) conference on women and travel, 1850-1950.
I will analyse some pictures of Italian women in East Africa to reflect on the meaning that the Fascist regime accorded to their travelling and on the representation that it considered suitable for them as « agents of civilization ».
The « Centro interuniversitario di storia culturale » organizes in Padova a very interesting conference « La società dello sguardo. Ricerche sulla storia della visione in età contemporanea. XIX-XX sec. », « The gazing society. Approaches to the history of vision in the modern period (19th-20th century) ».
In a week from now I will be leaving for this crazy place, with more than 6000 presenters expected. More than 6000…
It is the Annual congress of American Geographers and panels will also include subjects related to Photography. You can browse the online program to find papers or presentations that may interest you.
One of the paper related with photographs, and history, is mine.
The title is « The bride’s veil: dream, fashion, representation and control » and here is the abstract:
For many women, one dress had, and still has, a very special meaning: the wedding dress.
The marriage ceremony builds a very peculiar space, threshold between private and public. The couple stages for the community, that is in a public space, feelings and attitudes usually confined to the private space. Frequently even walking in procession the streets of their hometown.
The bride, in particular, uses her body to show her will to accept her social role as a married female. In this process, dress, along with headdress and make-up, plays a leading role. Through it, the bride embodies a specific image of the wife, and mother, she wants to show her community she will be.
Social and gender expectations, fashion, social and economical situations, but also movies, magazines and even fairy tales, all contribute to create the image of the « ideal bride ». How do women react to this complex of elements, by conforming to or breaking non-written rules? How does this reaction change as times goes by?
Starting from the photographs conserved in Archivio fotografico « Saracchi »(more than 1700 marriages celebrated between 1948 and 1994 in the surroundings of Milan) the paper will analyse changes, and continuity, in the fashion of wedding dress and the meanings attached to it after WWII in Northern Italy. These pictures will be compared with images taken from fashion magazines, illustrated gossip magazines and other media.
The paper will also focus on how this widespread imaginary historically interlaces with social and personal expectations.
Two days of works on the shift from the supposed objectivity of photography to its different uses in many fields of research.
The conference will be held in Paris, on the 30 and 31st of January.
A rich program on the representation of Algeria war at Forum des images, Paris, from 24th January to 2nd February: conferences, movies, photo exhibits and much more.
Les temps forts. La guerre d’Algérie, image et représentations.
An international conference to reflect on the power of photo archives to contribute to the the building of the idea of Nation.
The conference will be held in Florence, from 27th to 29th October, hosted by Kunsthistorisches museum.
For those in Paris, a very interesting workshop on visual studies in France and Europe.
And here we go!
Starting this week, the famous Rencontres d’Arles.
A few links to Culture visuelle about the recent conference on « Travail et création artistique en régime numérique« , a reflexion on artistic work in the digital era.
Le prix d’un image, by Thierry Dehesdin.
Photographie(s) et numérique(s). Du singulier au plurier, by Sylvain Maresca.
Création en régime numérique, by André Gunthert.
And thanks to all the bloggers of Culturelle visuelle. Merci 🙂
A lot of superstars of photographic conservation in this really really interesting conference. It will be held in Spain from the 20th to the 23rd of June.