PHOTOGRAPHY.ONTOLOGY.SYMPOSIUM

The Photographic Cultures Research Group presented the Photography.Ontology.Symposium. on June 2-3 June, 2016. The symposium engaged in critical debate with international scholars and specialists on the photographic medium. It explored the relationship between photography's ontology, the camera as a human perceptual apparatus and the unconscious through themes of evidence, the archive, photographic practice and theory.

Speakers included: Shawn Michelle Smith, Andres Zervigon, Melissa Miles, Katherine Biber, Donna West Brett, Helen Grace, John Di Stefano, Danie Mellor and Toni Ross.

Podcasts are online at the Symposium website. http://www.photographiccultures.com/podcasts/

Magnesium-Blitz mit Schüttungseinrichtung 1928, glass plate negative, 9 x 12 cm, ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, Bildarchiv / Fotograf: Photographisches Institut der ETH Zürich

Magnesium-Blitz mit Schüttungseinrichtung 1928, glass plate negative, 9 x 12 cm, ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, Bildarchiv / Fotograf: Photographisches Institut der ETH Zürich