Feb 17

IV Coloquio: “Fotografía y discursos disciplinares”

The PhD Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages

invites you to attend

“Fotografía y discursos disciplinares” – Fotografía, política y representación: Re-enmarcar lo documental en las Américas

This colloquium is organized by Professor Magdalena Perkowska, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, and Ángeles Donoso Macaya, Borough of Manhattan Community College.

From the organizers: The aim of the “Photography and Disciplinary Discourses” Symposium is to critically consider the different discourses, approaches, and disciplines that surface vis-à-vis the photographic image. The 4th Symposium—the first to be held outside Chile—will reflect on the interdisciplinary potentialities of documentary photography as a political, cultural, social, economic and aesthetic device throughout Latino/a America, in the broadest hemispheric sense of the term.

Read more about the event, and view the full program on the event’s website.

This event is free and open to the public.

Oct 15

HLBLL: “Depth of Field: Chilean Photographic Practices Under Dictatorship”

“Depth of Field: Chilean Photographic Practices under Dictatorship”

As one of the most pervasive and visible representational practices, photography played a crucial role during the military dictatorship in Chile (1973-1990). Photography served as visual proof in judicial cases and printed media (newspapers and magazines both for and against the military regime); revealing photography’s most performative aspect, photo IDs of the desaparecidos and pictures taken by their relatives from family albums were duplicated on copier machines or re-photographed, blown-up and disseminated in banners, posters, pamphlets, integrated into the photographic archive, and published in magazines; photographic materials taken from various sources were cut, printed, stained or sewn together with other documents and integrated into the artistic practices;
many photographers abandoned more ‘creative’ endeavors to turn their lens onto the war going on in the streets. This presentation will consider the medium of photography and its impact as it entered into dialogue with different fields (ranging from forensics to art to news coverage), visual artistic modes, art actions, human rights institutions’ archives, and political rallies throughout this crucial period.

Professor Ángeles Donoso Macaya, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY

Ángeles Donoso Macaya is assistant professor of Spanish in the Modern Languages and Literatures Department at Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY. Her research interests include Latin/o American photography history and theory, contemporary literature from the Southern Cone and Mexico, documentary film and theory, and performance studies.

This event is free and open to the public

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