This symposium will examine the social, political and ethical implications of participation and authorship in urban photography.
The symposium will discover how photographers and artists collaborate and interact with people when making photographic projects in world cities.
The symposium will include two panel discussions and audience Q & A:
12.30pm - Introduction: David Kendall, Ingrid Guyon and Valentina Schivardi.
12.45 - 3.45 pm - Panel 1: Using London as a point of departure the discussion will introduce the social, political and ethical implications of participation and authorship in urban photography practice: How could photographers participate, collaborate and socially interact with people when making photographic projects in cities? What are the consensual and contradictory outcomes of communal interaction? How could collaborative practices challenge and influence political opinion and social policy in urban life?
Chair: David Kendall. Speakers: Andrew Testa (Panos), Ingrid Guyon and Valentina Schivardi (Fotosynthesis), Tiffany Fairey, Miguel Amortegui, Matt Daw (PhotoVoice) and
3.45 - 5.45pm: Film screenings, slide shows and audio-visual presentations of international photography projects and films exploring collaboration, memory and authorship. Including the work of Ph 15, Zaneta Szelazek, Andrés Borda-González, Rebecca Locke, Daniel Almoril, Ojos que Sienten, Diana Garcia, Luis M. Jara, Nelsy Socaire, Ed Beron, Martin LeSanto-Smith, Agata Cardoso, Valentina Schivardi, Eva Sajovic and Rebecca Davies, Briony Campbell and Duncan Nicol Robertson, Shreyasi Kar and Goa Cap.
6.00 - 9.00pm – Panel 2: Political institutions use historical photographs of daily life to visualise, commemorate and create specific social histories, public memories and pictorial archives. How could photographers and artists utilise ‘memory’ and work with inhabitants to generate or appropriate photographic archives in cities? What are the complex ethical implications of these collaborations? What are the social and political products produced by this form of photography practice?
Chair: Abbas Nokhasteh (Openvizor). Speakers: Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Liz Hingley, David Kendall (Goldsmiths, university of London), Dr. Moustafa Traoré, (Sorbonne University), Annalisa Sonzogni (Kingston University) and Magda Fabianczyk.
The symposium is part of http://www.urbanphotofest.org London taking place from 4 -13 October 2012 in conjunction with CUCR, Goldsmiths, University of London and Urban Encounters. ‘Participation in Photography: Memory, Archives and Authorship’ is curated by David Kendall, Ingrid Guyon and Valentina Schivardi. Reservations: http://www.fotosynthesiscommunity.org.uk
Dates & times
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|12 Oct 2012||12:30pm - 9:00pm|
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