Hereâ€™s one for the academic and profound photographer, if you are so inclined on the epistemological exposition of the printed manifestation of what appears to be reality.
The Yale University Photographic Memory Workshop, in conjunction with the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale, invites submissions for a graduate student conference on April 4-5, 2008 entitled “Photographic Proofs.”
â€œPapers could be theoretical, historical, or critical explorations based upon one photograph or a collection of photographs. They might interrogate the theme of photographic proofs from one of many different angles, including documentary, artistic, commercial, and vernacular photography,â€ says this blog.
Professor John Tagg will deliver the opening keynote address to â€œPhotographic Proofs.â€ His books, which often focus on the relationship between photography and power, include The Burden of Representation: Essays of Photographies and Histories, Grounds of Dispute: Art History, Cultural Politics and the Discursive Field, and the forthcoming The Disciplinary Frame: Photographic Regimens and the Capture of Meaning.