[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 mediastood 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.
- Gail Day (University of Leeds)
- Steve Edwards (Birbeck College)
Please send your abstracts until July 31st, 2017 to: