Περιοδικό Φωτογράφος / Άλκης Ξανθάκης – Η ταξιδιωτική φωτογραφία στην Ελλάδα. Από τις απαρχές της μέχρι σήμερα

via    περιοδικό ΦΩΤΟγράφος Αναδημοσίευση από το Μονοθεματικό τεύχος Νο 6. «Ταξιδιωτική φωτογραφία» Home / Blogs / Η ταξιδιωτική φωτογραφία στην Ελλάδα. Από τις απαρχές της μέχρι σήμερα. Φωτ.: joly de lotbinière, 1839. Άποψη του Παρθενώνα με το εκκλησάκι του Αγίου Γεωργίου ακόμα στο εσωτερικό του. Δημοσιεύθηκε στο πρώτο ταξιδιωτικό λεύκωμα Ταξιδιωτικές Περιηγήσεις, το 1841.…Read more Περιοδικό Φωτογράφος / Άλκης Ξανθάκης – Η ταξιδιωτική φωτογραφία στην Ελλάδα. Από τις απαρχές της μέχρι σήμερα

Μουσείο Βυζαντινού Πολιτισμού:”Στο περιθώριο του πολέμου: Η Θεσσαλονίκη της Κατοχής (1941-1944)”via LIFO

The curators of "On the Margins of War: Thessaloniki under the German Occupation (1941-1944) through the Photographic Collection of Byron Metos" present, via LIFO, 31 rare photographs and the stories behind them. Οι επιμελητές της έκθεσης "Στο περιθώριο του πολέμου: Η Θεσσαλονίκη της Κατοχής (1941-1944)" παρουσιάζουν στη LIFO 31 σπάνιες φωτογραφίες και την ιστορία πίσω…Read more Μουσείο Βυζαντινού Πολιτισμού:”Στο περιθώριο του πολέμου: Η Θεσσαλονίκη της Κατοχής (1941-1944)”via LIFO

PHRC – RESEARCH SEMINAR IN CULTURES OF PHOTOGRAPHY, SPRING TERM 2016

March 15, 2016 – Hugh Aston Building, 4.15 The Photographic History Research Centre (PHRC), De Montfort University,  Leicester, UK.

Dr Colette Wilson (University of Westminster)

Travelling Memories: the Boissonnas photo-albums Salonique et ses basiliques (1913) and Smyrne (1919)

Colette Wilson

Two photograph albums by the Swiss photographer Frédéric Boissonnas and his son Edmond-Edouard,Salonique et ses basiliques (1913) and Smyrne (1919), capture Salonica (Thessalonika) and Smyrna (Izmir) at crucial turning points in their histories before a chain of events ignited Greek and Turkish nationalism leading to their near destruction. While maintaining an awareness of the ‘locatedness of memory’ within a national context (Radstone), the albums, with their clear focus on Greek-Christian national identity and heritage, arguably function as carefully designed propaganda tools, the aim of which was to create a memory that would travel transculturally (Erll) around the world gaining support for Greece which hoped to unite all the Ottoman lands with Greek populations into a single Greek state, whose capital would be Constantinople. Greece’s ‘Great Idea’ may have died in the flames of Smyrna, but it lives on in the Boissonnas albums and their online presence.

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January 19, 2016 – Hugh Aston Building, room 2.08

Professor Clare Harris (University of Oxford)

‘Type-cast?’: Rethinking Studio Photography in the Hill Stations of British India

Clare HarrisIt is well known that from the 1860s onwards, individuals from all over the Indian subcontinent were photographed and classified according to ethnic, religious, and caste criteria, and thereby reduced to ‘type’ within the colonial anthropological project. This paper examines a parallel but neglected phenomenon of the late nineteenth century: the production of ‘type’ photography in commercial studios in the Himalayas and its reception in the ‘visual economy’ of the British Empire. By paying close attention to the activities and outputs of photographic studios and considering them as sites of transcultural encounter rather than of strict segregation between coloniser and colonised, I seek to reverse the process of ‘type’-casting that was inflicted on the local actors who performed within them.

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Powerful Images: The Dissemination and Impact of Photography in the Ottoman Empire, 1870-1914 | Edhem Eldem – Academia.edu

     Publication Date: 2015 Publication Name: Zeynep Çelik and Edhem Eldem, eds., Camera Ottomana. Photography and Modernity in the Ottoman Empire, 1840-1914, Istanbul, Koç University Press Research Interests: Ottoman History, Ottoman-Turkish Westernization, History of Ottoman Art and Architecture, History of photography, and Economic and Social History of the Ottoman Empire via Powerful Images: The…Read more Powerful Images: The Dissemination and Impact of Photography in the Ottoman Empire, 1870-1914 | Edhem Eldem – Academia.edu

CONFERENCE: Rethinking Early Photography, 16th & 17th June 2015, University of Lincoln, UK

Historians, curators and photographic practitioners have begun to re-examine older forms of photography, yet many cultural studies of nineteenth-century photography have been overly reliant upon twentieth-century theoretical constructions. This multidisciplinary conference will move away from these models, exploring issues such as early photographic 'authorship', traditional technological narratives, and the ideologies of photographic realism. Keynote Speakers:…Read more CONFERENCE: Rethinking Early Photography, 16th & 17th June 2015, University of Lincoln, UK

Camera Ottomana – Photography and Modernity in the Ottoman Empire 1840 – 1914

Camera Ottomana. Photography and Modernity in the Ottoman Empire 1840-1914 is an exhibition held at Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (RCAC), Istanbul, Turkey. It presents a fascinating collection of 19th century portraits and photographers active in Istanbul and the Ottoman Empire, to include a wide selection of Greek photographers and studios such as: Vasilaki…Read more Camera Ottomana – Photography and Modernity in the Ottoman Empire 1840 – 1914