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Imagining Everyday Life: Engagements with Vernacular Photography Conference with the Walther Collection


  • Lenfest Center for the Arts 615 West 129th Street New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

The Center for the Study of Social Difference is pleased to partner with the Walther Collection on the Fall symposium Imagining Everyday Life:

The aim of the symposium is to articulate the multiple definitions of vernacular photography within an expanded field of critical investigation by reconsidering the context and meaning of these often overlooked photographic practices and by tracing their specific social histories. Speakers from a wide range of academic disciplines will consider specific objects and images, vernacular representations of everyday life, to offer new ways to think about photography in relation to our political communities, social agency, and daily personal rituals. The symposium coincides with The Walther Collection’s multi-exhibition series titled “Imagining Everyday Life,” curated by Brian Wallis. The series will culminate in a major exhibition at the collection’s Neu-Ulm campus in 2020, accompanied by a significant catalogue co-published with Steidl. 

Earlier Event: October 18
Bi-Annual Ambedkar Lecture