Symposium: Contemporary Vernacular Photographies
The Photographers' Gallery
Saturday September 3, 2011
Registration begins at 9:30 am
Panel discussions through the day
Symposium to examine the role of vernacular photography in the contemporary setting. Turn of the century and mid century vernacular images shot by unknown photographers are eclectic even collectable, but what has photography's accessibility ment to the traditional description of "vernacular" and what does it mean for photography in a broader sense? Private images are now available for public consumption and photographers are often named.
This series of lectures is followed by a round tabel discussion.
10:15 – 11:30
Prof Julian Stallabrass: 'Actually Existing Sculpture' and Dr Annebella Pollen: 'Visual Economies of Scale: Making sense of Majority Photography'
12:00 – 1:15
Dr Sophie Beard: ''Minutes after this photo was taken': The temporality of the Family Photograph in the Newspaper' and Sarah Kember: 'To live is to be photographed' (Sontag): Photography & Ambient Intelligence'
2:30 – 3:45
Trish Morrisey: 'Performance & the Vernacular' and Prof Gillian Rose: 'Domesticating the Digital: Some Observations about Family Snaps & Digital Cameras'
4:15 – 4:45
All Speakers Roundtable Questions and Discussion
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