Is Photography Global?

Panel Discussion at the Centre for Contemporary Photography

Date: 6:15pm – Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

'The Blue Marble' — Earth seen from Apollo 17, 1972. Courtesy NASA.

What are the relations involved in the global production of photographs? In what ways are new technologies influencing, shaping or impinging on these relations? Does photography have a specific place in globalisation? Are some kinds of photography more global than others?

‘Is Photography Global?’ aims to begin an international conversation among critics, historians and practitioners of photography on global thinking within the discipline.

Paul James (Director of the Globalism Institute, RMIT), Natalie King (curator/writer) and Matthew Sleeth (artist) will discuss issues around the global production, distribution and local reception of photographs. Led by David Bate (University of Westminster, London) and Daniel Palmer (Monash University, Melbourne).

Entry by gold coin donation. Seating is limited. No bookings.

Centre for Contemporary Photography – 404 George St, Fitzroy, Vic 3065, Australia
T + 61 3 9417 1549 E W