Monday, February 3, 2014

CFP: “The Business of War Photography”

Proposals are invited for the forthcoming conference "The Business of War Photography: Producing and Consuming Images of Conflict," to be held at Durham University, UK, on July 31-August 1, 2014. The meeting is cosponsored by the Centre for Arts and Visual Culture at Durham University, in partnership with DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery and Impressions Gallery. The two-day conference will examine the ways in which issues of supply and demand have shaped the field of war photography. The event is timed to coincide with the Impressions Gallery's touring exhibition "The Home Front" by Melanie Friend at DLI Museum and Art Gallery.
     Papers should address war photography as a result of pragmatic transactions concerning business, militarism, and consumption. Proposals of 300 words, along with a brief biographical note or one-page CV, should be submitted via email to bwp.2014@durham.ac.uk by March 1, 2014.
     The full call for papers with further details of the theme of the conference can be downloaded here. Inquiries should be directed to co-convenors, Pippa Oldfield, Head of Programme at Impressions Gallery and Doctoral Fellow at Durham University, and Dr. Tom Allbeson at bwp.2014@durham.ac.uk.