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Call for Papers: Fast Forward Women in Photography – Then and Now

Fast Forward Women in Photography is a research project concerned with women in photography based at University for the Creative Arts. Started in 2014 with a panel discussion at Tate Modern, the project has established a significance within the world of photography for highlighting the work of women photographers and for questioning the way that the established canons have been formed.

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The Tate Modern, The University for the Creative Arts, and UAL Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) (at London College of Communication, UAL) are now organising a two-day conference, Fast Forward: Women in Photography – Then and Now, to be held at the Tate Modern on 6th & 7th November 2015.

Following a lively panel discussion about the role of Women Photographers, both historical and current, held at the Tate Modern in April 2014, they are now inviting papers and visual presentations for a conference to be held at the Tate Modern, London in the autumn of 2015.

The original panel brought together women from across the globe to explore and identify key themes and issues pertinent to women’s work in photography in the 21st century. The energetic debates and presentations were inspirational; and through these discussions we identified key issues that are informing the development of work for women in photography and in particular the need to ensure a place for women in the burgeoning histories of the medium.

This call for papers and artist presentations is looking for submissions that explore the significance of Women’s photographic practices and address key themes that are pertinent to current photography research as well as celebrate some of the best work that women in photography have produced. These themes or areas might include; new technologies, re-interpretation of archives and histories, vernacular and amateur photography, social and political impact of photography today, sexuality, collaborative practices, staging the real, culture of confession, histories of working ie: collectives/co-ops, web dialogues, networking and social media. In the critical discourses emerging from practice and theory, related to these themes, it is vital today to consider the historical and contemporary place that the work of women in photography occupies.

Submission of papers as follows:

19th January 2015 – Submit 500 word abstracts for anonymous peer-review
16th March 2015 – Successful applicants will be notified after this date.
30th September 2015 – Full Paper/presentation required.

Please email submissions to: FASTFORWARD@ucreatve.ac.uk
For any enquiries please email: FASTFORWARD@ucreatve.ac.uk

 

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