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“CONFOCO 2017: Female photographers: women behind the camera”, Call for papers from CAVP-1 from Complutense University of Madrid

15/03/2017

The Department of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising 1 (CAVP-1) of the School of Communication and Media Sciences of the University Complutense of Madrid has opened the call for papers for the International Conference CONFOCO 2017: Female photographers, which will take place between April 26th and 28th of 2017 in the School of Communication’s Aulario Building. April 2nd of 2017 will be the deadline to submit the papers for the Conference. A meeting that is “devoted to the History, analysis and discussion of photography since its origins until now”.

This year, the Department CAVP-1 has decided to undertake the organization of an International Conference on Photography with the intention to contribute to the visibilization of the role of women photographers in order to encourage a more complete and equal historiographical, aesthetical and educational construction of a professional and artistic practice that has been historically dominated by men.

The subject areas proposed for this International Conference are the following:

— Pioneers of photography: the photographic production of women during the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th Century.
— Photojournalism and documentary photography: the arrival of women to photojournalism, war reporting and social documentalism.
— Fashion and advertising photographers: woman as a professional in the current advertising and fashion communication industries.
— Mediated constructions of women photographers. From the first discourses in books and advertising to the representation of female photographers in film, television, videogames and social media.
— Photography and artistic praxis: the language and the photographic work of female artists. — Women ́s role in image processing: from the analogue praxis to the digital era.
— Associations, activism and female empowering practices through photography.
— Curatorial discourses, museographic practices and edition of photobooks in relation to the work produced by women photographers.
— Theories of photography and educational practices on the uses of photography.

The Conference will accept up to 24 papers. All papers should be the result of unpublished scientific-academic research. The papers can be submitted in spanish or english, with a maximum extension of 7000 words. The papers must be submitted to this address: confoco@ucm.es.

More information avaliable at www.ucm.es/cavp1/confoco-2017

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