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[Call for Papers] The ​Left Conference – Photography and Film criticism

The CiC.Digital Pólo FCSH and Instituto de História Contemporânea of​ Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – FCSH NOVA​​,​ ​New​ ​University​ ​of Lisbon,​ ​decided to extend until​ ​july 31 the deadline for submission of texts to be presented at the International​ ​Conference “​The ​Left Conference – Photography and Film criticism”. ​

Since the late nineteenth century the print photograph in the media stood as a powerful tool for denouncing social injustice and claiming better life conditions – i.e. as seen in the work of Jacob Riis, Lewis Hine, or Joshua Benoliel, as many others. In the early decades of the twentieth century the use of images had a significant boost with film, when directors such as Flaherty, Eisenstein, John Grierson, Vertov, Dvorjenko or Jivens, combining documental intentions with avant-garde experimental claims, made possible to discuss political and historical conditions.

​ The aim of the conference is to discuss and debate photographs and film as a social tool from a leftist stance. In particular, to examine and explore the relation of documentary practices and political commitment in different historical circumstances throughout the twentieth and the twenty first centuries. ​

Keynote speakers

Gail Day (University of Leeds)

Steve Edwards (Birbeck College)



Please send your abstracts until July 31st, 2017 to:

paulo.catrica@gmail.com ​

detomasi.filippo@gmail.com ​

​ More info here.