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Research Proposals?

In my recent cyber readings I stumbled on this site, thesip.org. They are calling for research proposals on Photography. More specifically:-

"With the proliferation of cameras and other image-capturing devices, there is a pressing need to conceptualize the human experience as immersed in and shaped by photographic images. Arguably, the long dominance of written culture has given way to a visual culture dominated by photography-based images and their technologies. Yet the profusion of theories and systems that analyze and interpret languages and literatures has not seen an equivalent production of theories and systems that help to interpret and theorize our contemporary culture of photo-based images and their history" source

If I wasn't contemplating a PhD, myself I'd write something, because they have a very interesting list of themes to explore

  • Theme 1: Photography and the Body
  • Theme 2: Photography and Other Media
  • Theme 3: Photography and Privacy
  • Theme 4: Album, Archive, Database, Flickr
  • Theme 5: Pre-history of photography
  • Theme 6: Open

Please forward this on if any one you know might be interested?

Photographing the Photographer

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Recently in London, I saw an exhibition that examined photography's cultural uses from surveillance to eroticism.

After we had finished looking at the exhibition we decided to sit and eat at the cafe in the Tate Modern. While there, I noticed this guy whip out his DSLR, which happened to have a huge Telephoto Lens on it, he fired off a few shots using it, chimped them quickly, then fired off a couple more.

Of course I couldn't help myself and had to whip out my iPhone, then using the zoom feature, zoom in on him taking pictures outside an exhibition that examined Photography's role as a surveillance tool. Now is it just me or is this ironic, or a double negative even? A person photographing, being photographed outside a major exhibition on photography and surveillance?

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