Photography and Britishness Conference Yale Center for British Art Nov 4 & 5 2016

Added on by Angela Kelly.

This two-day international conference investigates the various ways in which ideas about Britain have been communicated, inflected, and contested through the photographic image. It questions how photographs are understood to mirror, reinforce, or interrupt what constitutes “Britishness” in national, local, imperial, colonial, and postcolonial contexts. Papers cover a wide range of international perspectives from the nineteenth century to today. The conference includes a panel discussion with practitioners, and delegates will be able to sign
up for break-out sessions in the Yale special collections.