We are excited to announce that we are hosting a symposium on Wednesday 26th February at the Herbert Art Gallery in Coventry, UK. The symposium will explore the position of photography in terms of its production, reception and circulation in a wide range of contexts within society. After the event the presentations will be published on our website should you not be able to attend the live event.

photo: Tim Simpson CC BY-SA 2.0

photo: Tim Simpson CC BY-SA 2.0

The Herbert Art Gallery

Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP
Map

10.00 – 10.45
Vernacular Photography on Memory and Travel
Hollie Woodward – Family Snapshots: Authenticity and Memory
Heidi Culverwell – Development of Tourism Photography
Caroline Walker – Redefining Human Connection
Followed by a Q&A session
10.45 – 11.30
Importance of Education and Collaboration with Photography
Ioana Bultoc – How can we Empower People through Portraiture?
Alice Martin-Smith – How can Photography be used as a Communication Aid by People Affected by Autism
Tania Merriman – The Application of Photography and Literacy within Primary Schools
Followed by a Q&A session

Coffee Break

11.45 – 12.45
Representation and Perception of Social Demographics
Lee Hassall – Exploring Visual Representations, which Challenge the Image of Homosexuality
Talha Muhammad – Questioning the (Mis)Representation of Africa Through Photography
Sophie Moet – We’re All In Drag
Rachel Appleby – The Age of the New News Reporter
Followed by a Q&A session

Lunch Break

14.00 – 15.00
The Reconfiguration of Images
Kate Green – The Archive and its Digital Responsibilities
Joseph Kesisoglou – Optimising Photography
Alex Mason – Reflection on Appropriation
Alex Edwards – The Photographic Craft in the Digital Era
Followed by a Q&A session

Break

15.15 – 16.15
Manipulation of Brands and Icons for Consumerism
Theo Ellison – Icons & Illusion
Melissa Stapleton – Customer Relationship Marketing and The Brand Persona
Melissa Santos – Celebrity representations; Idolising False Self
Lauren Thatcher – The Icon – Spirituality vs. Physicality (Melissa Stapleton on behalf of Lauren)

Followed by a Q&A session

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