CfP: Photojournalism and the archive: from analogue to digital

CfP: Photojournalism and the archive: from analogue to digital

Special Issue: TMG – Journal for Media History
Photojournalism and the Archive: From Analogue to Digital

An analogue press photo: Dutch Foreign Minister Joseph Luns takes leave of The Hague to become Secretary General of NATO, 28 April 1971, Photo: Vincent Mentzel (NRC Handelsblad), Collection: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

In recent years, millions of pictures taken by photojournalist for newspapers and magazines between the late nineteenth and early twenty-first century have been digitized. While commercial parties, such as Getty Images, seek to monetize their picture libraries by charging licensing fees, national archives and other heritage institutions have made millions of pictures freely available to researchers and the general public. For example, with over 15 million pictures, the Dutch National Archive maintains one of the largest digital collections of (mostly) freely available press photographs. Similarly, the National Library of Congress provides free access to famous collections, such as the 39,744 digitized glass negatives, taken between 1900-1920, of Bain, one of America’s earliest news picture agencies and 175,000 black-and-white negatives of the Farm Security Administration Office, taken between 1935-1944. In France, the digital portal Gallica offers access to 24,845 digitized photographs of the famous photographer Nadar and 119,443 pictures of the Monde & Camera picture agency.

The special issue hopes to shed light on what happens to pictures of the news and the way(s) that we (can) see them when they are moved from the analogue to the digital realm. In doing so, it aims to contribute to the development of new theoretical and methodological frameworks to study photojournalism and, more generally, historical images in digital collections.

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CfP: Photographs as sources for writing histories of medicine, health, and healing in colonial and postcolonial Africa

CfP: Photographs as sources for writing histories of medicine, health, and healing in colonial and postcolonial Africa

This workshop seeks to apply theoretical and methodological insights produced by visual historians to the writing of histories of medicine, health and healing in colonial and postcolonial Africa. We invite graduate students, early career and established scholars who are employing photographs to write histories related to medicine, health and healing in Africa to present their work in progress and participate in discussion around these themes.

Photographs as sources for writing histories of medicine, health and healing in colonial and postcolonial Africa

Screenshot der Website Global Health Africa

Over the last thirty years, photographs have become important sources of information for scholars seeking to reconstruct and examine the African past – whether related to material objects, social processes and practices, or attitudes and sensibilities. In employing visual evidence, historians and anthropologists recognise and reflect critically on photography as a complex and historically contingent practice, and images as polyvalent and often ambiguous artefacts.

This workshop seeks to apply theoretical and methodological insights produced by visual historians to the writing of histories of medicine, health and healing in colonial and postcolonial Africa. Over the course of the ca. 150 years since the introduction of photographic technology in Africa, it has been employed in a myriad of manners and settings related to health.

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CONT·ACT! Fotografie und Handlungsmacht | Photography and Agency

CONT·ACT! Fotografie und Handlungsmacht | Photography and Agency

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Das Symposium Cont·Act! wird im Rahmen des Stipendienprogramms „Museumskuratoren für Fotografie“ der Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung ausgerichtet. Es findet vom 16.-17. Oktober 2020 am Museum Folkwang in Essen statt und wird von Daria Bona, Sophie-Charlotte Opitz und Katharina Täschner, den drei Stipendiatinnen des aktuellen Turnus 2019-2021, organisiert und durchgeführt. Sollte die Entwicklung der Pandemie ein Treffen vor Ort nicht zulassen, wird ein Onlineformat angestrebt.

Fotografien resultieren aus Entscheidungen, sie sind durch Aktionen und Reaktionen bedingt und stellen dabei die Schnittstelle einer Vielzahl von Kontakten dar: Technisch prägen Momente des Kontakts die Produkte diverser analoger Verfahren, während der Kontakt als Topos lange Zeit bemüht wurde, um das vermeintliche Authentizitätsversprechen der Fotografie theoretisch zu fassen.



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CONT·ACT! Fotografie und Handlungsmacht | Photography and Agency

CONT·ACT! Fotografie und Handlungsmacht | Photography and Agency

// english version below //

Das Symposium Cont·Act! wird im Rahmen des Stipendienprogramms „Museumskuratoren für Fotografie“ der Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung ausgerichtet. Es findet vom 16.-17. Oktober 2020 am Museum Folkwang in Essen statt und wird von Daria Bona, Sophie-Charlotte Opitz und Katharina Täschner, den drei Stipendiatinnen des aktuellen Turnus 2019-2021, organisiert und durchgeführt. Sollte die Entwicklung der Pandemie ein Treffen vor Ort nicht zulassen, wird ein Onlineformat angestrebt.

Fotografien resultieren aus Entscheidungen, sie sind durch Aktionen und Reaktionen bedingt und stellen dabei die Schnittstelle einer Vielzahl von Kontakten dar: Technisch prägen Momente des Kontakts die Produkte diverser analoger Verfahren, während der Kontakt als Topos lange Zeit bemüht wurde, um das vermeintliche Authentizitätsversprechen der Fotografie theoretisch zu fassen.



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“Juden unter sich”

“Juden unter sich”

One of the most influential anti-Semitic propaganda actions produced in the Third Reich in the years 1939-1941 was based on images and reports from various ghettos in occupied Poland. Large portion of the raw material required for the anti-Semitic propaganda was collected and delivered by the Propagandakompanien (PK) of the Wehrmacht.[1] In order to analyze and understand the significance of this contribution, it is necessary to look not only at the propaganda materials, but also at the historical contexts in which they were produced. This includes organizational aspects, local conditions, general propaganda strategies and the given general and local war situation.

This article will examine the contribution of the Wehrmacht to the anti-Semitic propaganda of the “Third Reich” during three periods: The invasion of Poland, the establishment of a new order in the occupied Polish territories and the months preceding “Operation Barbarossa” in 1941. It will focus on the way PK materials were used mainly in the visual media in order to support the propaganda strategies and their subsequent goals set by the Nazi leadership.

 

General remarks regarding the propaganda organization of the “Third Reich”



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“Juden unter sich”

“Juden unter sich”

One of the most influential anti-Semitic propaganda actions produced in the Third Reich in the years 1939-1941 was based on images and reports from various ghettos in occupied Poland. Large portion of the raw material required for the anti-Semitic propaganda was collected and delivered by the Propagandakompanien (PK) of the Wehrmacht.[1] In order to analyze and understand the significance of this contribution, it is necessary to look not only at the propaganda materials, but also at the historical contexts in which they were produced. This includes organizational aspects, local conditions, general propaganda strategies and the given general and local war situation.

This article will examine the contribution of the Wehrmacht to the anti-Semitic propaganda of the “Third Reich” during three periods: The invasion of Poland, the establishment of a new order in the occupied Polish territories and the months preceding “Operation Barbarossa” in 1941. It will focus on the way PK materials were used mainly in the visual media in order to support the propaganda strategies and their subsequent goals set by the Nazi leadership.

 

General remarks regarding the propaganda organization of the “Third Reich”



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Quelle: https://www.visual-history.de/2020/04/20/propaganda-companies-and-the-jewish-ghettos-in-occupied-poland/

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“Juden unter sich”

“Juden unter sich”

One of the most influential anti-Semitic propaganda actions produced in the Third Reich in the years 1939-1941 was based on images and reports from various ghettos in occupied Poland. Large portion of the raw material required for the anti-Semitic propaganda was collected and delivered by the Propagandakompanien (PK) of the Wehrmacht.[1] In order to analyze and understand the significance of this contribution, it is necessary to look not only at the propaganda materials, but also at the historical contexts in which they were produced. This includes organizational aspects, local conditions, general propaganda strategies and the given general and local war situation.

This article will examine the contribution of the Wehrmacht to the anti-Semitic propaganda of the “Third Reich” during three periods: The invasion of Poland, the establishment of a new order in the occupied Polish territories and the months preceding “Operation Barbarossa” in 1941. It will focus on the way PK materials were used mainly in the visual media in order to support the propaganda strategies and their subsequent goals set by the Nazi leadership.

 

General remarks regarding the propaganda organization of the “Third Reich”



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Quelle: https://visual-history.de/2020/04/20/propaganda-companies-and-the-jewish-ghettos-in-occupied-poland/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=propaganda-companies-and-the-jewish-ghettos-in-occupied-poland

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