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Call for papers--collection photography

From: Wolfgang Hesse <rundbrief>
Date: Tuesday, November 10, 1998
Call for Papers for the colloquium Collection Photography:
Past--Present--Future The Fortbildungszentrum fuer Museen /
Landschaftsverband Rheinland and the magazine Rundbrief Fotografie
are organising a Colloquium on Collection Photography for Spring
2000 in Dresden (Germany). The aim of the colloquium is to
contribute to a more conscious execution and utilisation of
illustrative photographs, and to stimulate a dialogue between the
cultural-historical and scientific-technical disciplines in the
archive, library and museum sectors.

Photographs have always been taken and utilised as working materials
and for publications in all the sciences. As a medium for observing
artefacts or natural phenomena, as an illustrative archive,
photographs have made a considerable contribution to the content and
method of collecting and systematising all sorts of phenomena. The
interpretation of what is photographed has been, and still is,
influenced by the specific features of the photographic apparatus
and the developing and printing processes, to say nothing of the
styles of the respective photographers and the status of the
reproduction media. Although this culture, with all its many and
varied aspects, still exists today, nevertheless digital processes
have already begun to adapt the objects and collections to the
emerging new needs. We are requesting papers which, from a current
and/or historical viewpoint, deal with the interests, techniques and
modes of utilisation of photographs, for example, in

    *   the reproduction of paintings or drawings
    *   the depiction of three-dimensional objects
    *   the examination of the content and make-up of collection
    *   the documentation of facts and situations
    *   photographs for exhibitions, inventories and publications
    *   the emergence of new institutions and professions
    *   the competition between verbal and pictorial documentation
    *   the shift from the medium of drawing to photograph to
        digital image, or
    *   the utilisation of photography in other related sectors.

Practitioners and researchers are invited to provide us with an
expose of up to 3,000 characters by March 1, 1999. The accepted
contributions will be divided into two groups: papers to be read to
the colloquium, and complementary texts for the publication of the
proceedings. All the authors will receive a fee; in addition, the
speakers' travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Entries and inquiries to:

    Wolfgang Hesse
    Rundbrief Fotografie
    P.O. Box 21-02-56
    D-01263 Dresden
    +49 351-316-09 90
    Fax: +49 351-316-09 92
    rundbrief [at] dresden__nacamar__de

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