Call for Papers

Helping to pass the word along for a call for papers for the upcoming CAA conference in New York, Feb 2011. Art-related academia is way beyond my capabilities but I’m sure some of you readers may find it interesting. Read on for more information.

Transcultural Visuality: Photography in East-Asia

The session will focus on photography, as an image making procedure, which reached East-Asia close to the time of the first experimentations and its commencement in Europe, mid 19th c..

This was a unique opportunity to take part in the shaping of the field by artists across East-Asia who took interest in the newly introduced medium. In doing so, many of these practitioners added to the developing language of photography, contributing from their respective aesthetic vocabulary, drawing from particular visual cultures, adding to technical and conceptual developments of the field. Photography, therefore, developed as a truly transcultural medium, with contributions from different cultures that conglomerated and shaped the field.

Papers may explore any issues regarding photography as a transcultural medium, created between East-Asia and the West, from its early days to the present; discussions of innovative projects in Japan, Korea and China referring to hybrid traditions of representation, narratives, localities, formats, monochrome/ colour aesthetics or compositional strategies, are of great interest.
Please send proposals (250 words) to:
Ayelet Zohar, Stanford University transcultural.visuality[at]
By May 3rd, 2010.