[S-fotografie] CFP: The Ethics of Photography (Iași, 19-20 May 16)

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CFP: The Ethics of Photography (Iași, 19-20 May 16)

From: Cristina Moraru <cristina_moraru a rocketmail.com>
Date: Mar 20, 2016

Iași, Romania, May 19 - 20, 2016
Deadline: Apr 20, 2016

Centrul de Fotografie Contemporana (Centre of Contemporary Photography)
in Iasi (RO) is organizing the conference ‘’The Ethics of Photography
and the Politics of the Image in Times of Crises’ in the framework of
‘CAMERA PLUS. Biennial of Contemporary Photography and Moving Image’.

Venue: ‘Benjamin Fondane’ Hall at the French Institute, Iași (Romania).

In the last years, striated by a multitude of crises — economical,
political and cultural crises —, the photographic practices have
created ethical tensions and they have been politicized out of a
necessity to speculate the opportunity of transforming the reality. The
financial, governmental and axiological objectivities came to be
reconsidered by narrative reconstruction, fictional manipulation of the
representation and (self)caring techniques of subjectivization,
facilitated by the freely use of editing and the invasive
post-processing tasks accomplished by decisions of masking, cropping,
retouching, filtrating.

The relativity of the ethical judgment of an image could be given by
the prevalent political nature of the message where both the
justification of an interest to emphasize a fact and the argumentation
of interpreting an action could be significant. In this case, the
correctness comes to be discussed in relation with the acceptability
and the responsibility would reach the situation of being exposed to an
ideological deconstruction.

Considering that the gray area or the blind spot of the photographic
ethics could be constituted as object-objective of utopical
exploration, new ways of understanding the politics of photographical
practice could be configured, in the times of crises, beyond the
motivation of the citizen journalism, as well as new ways of rethinking
the constitution of an ethics of image from the perspective of a
necessary production of reality, maybe even beyond the critique, using
the impactful power of a composition.

The proposal for the presentation in the conference should include a
title, an abstract of 300 words and a short biography of the author. A
presentation should take 15 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of
discussions. The final papers will be published in a critical reader at
the end of 2016.

The proposals should be sent to: contact a c-f-c.ro until April 20, 2016.
Selection of the participants will be announced shortly thereafter.

Please note that funding is not provided for this event, so
participants will be required to fund and arrange their own travels and

The conference will be held in English and it will be open to the
public. CAMERA PLUS, Biennial of Contemporary Photography and Moving
Image is financially supported by the Administration of the National
Cultural Fund in Romania, Institut Francais in Iasi, British Council
Iasi, Deutschen Kulturzentrums in Iasi.

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: The Ethics of Photography (Iași, 19-20 May 16). In: H-ArtHist, Mar
20, 2016. <http://arthist.net/archive/12517>.

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