After Post-Photography 8 – Presence and Absence
International conference on visual studies, history and theory of photography
1-2 June 2023, European University at St Petersburg (online and offline)
Attendance is free, scroll down for instructions to register.
or watch our stream on Youtube: https://youtube.com/live/x6Ti5gvJVz8?feature=share
Times are MSK (UTC+3)
Thursday, June 1
10:00 – Welcome
10:15 – 15:00 Panel for emerging researchers (in Russian and English, no translation). Chairs: Liza Voronina (European University), Elena Vivich (HSE), Maria Gourieva (European University)
Denis Lenkevich (European University): (Im)possible to Stop: the Serial Thinking of Photographers
Taisia Lunina (St Petersburg State University): Human and Technological Presence in Google Street View
Polina Shishkina (Tyumen State University): Unveiling the Hidden Ensemble: The Ukrainian Section and the Photofrieze as a Dynamic Duo in the Soviet Pavilion at Pressa, 1928
Olga Davidenko (European University): The Influence of Photographic Discourse on Soviet Cinema During the Era of Stagnation
Julia Vorobeva (Higher School of Economics): Memory of W. G. Sebald in the Intermedial Perspective
Kuzhali Jaganathan (Jawaharlal Nehru University): Found Photography: Reconfiguring the Photographic Image in the era of Digitalisation
Discussants: Erika Wolf (Tyumen State University), Olga Davydova (St Petersburg State University), Oksana Gavrishina (Russian State University for the Humanities), Ekaterina Kalinina (Moscow State University), Olga Annanurova (RANEPA), Friedrich Tietjen (independent researcher)
15:00 Lunch break
Panel 1: Digital and AI (translation provided). Chair: Friedrich Tietjen
16:00 Welcome words
16:30 Timothy Druckrey (Maryland Institute, College of Art): The ‘Lie of sight’: AI and Photography’s Algorithmic Apotheosis.
17:00 Vladislav Rumyantsev (European University): “Landscapes without Memory” by Joan Fontcuberta: generative AI photography and the legacy of modernist practices of camera-less photography
17:30 Seerat Kaur (Jawaharlal Nehru University): Trans-media Transfigurations: Presence, Identity, and Embodiment in the Digital Chimera
Friday, June 2
Panel 2: History & Politics (translation provided). Chair: Daria Panaiotti
11:00 Erika Wolf (Tyumen State University): Binarisms and Reversals in Galina San’ko’s Photographs of Stalingrad
11:30 Aleksey Bokatov (SPbIH of the Russian Academy of Sciences): Photography and photo postcard in the case of construction (and deconstruction) of the image of Russian Orthodox pilgrim in the end of 19 th – early 20 th cc.
12:00 Mayank Dutt Kaushik (Jawaharlal Nehru University): Framing and Reframing the Presence of the Indian Nationalist Equation: The Digital Somaesthetics of Political Dramatisation
13:00 Lunch break
Panel 3: Memory (translation provided). Chair: Olga Annanurova
14:30 Lyudmila Starilova and Marta Alekseeva (Russian Genealogical Society): Look for the woman
15:00 Irina Chmyreva (Museum of Fine Art, Houston): The Folder of Benjamin Zemach: the Personal Meanings of the Famous Photographs
16:00 Coffee break
Panel 4: Othering (translation provided). Chair: Maria Gourieva
16:30 Tatiana Barandova (RANEPA): On visual representation and conditions of visibility: image/s of non/discrimination in official discourse of state human rights protection institutions
17:00 Maia Nichols (UC San Diego): Warping neurological disease in early 20th century material culture
17:30 Farrah Karapetian (University of San Diego): On recuperating the professional trajectories of underrepresented females through private photography
19:00 Closing words
Attendance is free, the Zoom link will be posted on our telegram channel on the day of conference: Or you can register via Timepad to receive your Zoom link by email. As Timepad infrastructure is in Russian, this short translation will make your registration easier:
Organizing committee After Post Photography 8: Olga Davydova, Maria Gourieva, Daria Panaiotti, Friedrich Tietjen. Coordinators of emerging researchers panel: Liza Voronina, Elena Vivich
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