CONTEMPHOTO ’13 / The International Conference on Contemporary Photography has been created with the aim to reach a comparative perspective on urban issues, displaying the heterogeneity of the urban culture. Multiple roles of photography is going to be explored in relation to city as document, witness, survey, archive, ethnography, advertisement and artifact. A key theme is the relationship between photography and urban change and how photography contributes to the production of urban space, documents the emergent morphologies of urban development and refers to broader shifts in the visual economy of the city. Moreover it is including the indeterminate spaces that lack morphological definition, so called non-places or terrain vague.
The contributions exploring the role of photography in the mediation of the relationship between urban form and social value will be welcomed -to draw attention on how photography shapes issues of identity, place and citizenship within the city; how it documents urban otherness (that of homelessness, or of tourism); how it archives urban memory; and how it documents the erotic or/and tragic variety of street life.
Close attention to the aesthetics of urbanity is also to be paid, as well as the ideological forms of urban surveillance will play an important role in the conference.
Submitted proposals for presentations should address, but are not limited to those themes themes.
Registration form is now available at http://www.contemphotoconference.org/p/registration_4.html
You can submit your abstract for CONTEMPHOTO ’13 until 25th of January, 2013.