EVENT Sep 01
Abstract days left 30
Viewed 139 times

Radical Pedagogy and the Photographic Image (Special Edition Journal)

Organization: Photography and Culture Journal
Event: Special Edition Journal
Categories: Digital Humanities, Pedagogy
Event Date: 2021-09-01 Abstract Due: 2021-04-01

CFP: Photography and Culture Special Edition 2022


Radical Pedagogy and the Photographic Image   

This special edition of ‘Photography and Culture’ will explore photographic representation and pedagogies in the context of the culturally diverse ‘uni-versity’. 

The international photographic classroom is often the site of contested representation: Images of racist state violence circulate on the internet, perpetuating photographic histories of subjugated bodies. France today considers outlawing images of police brutality, having banned the burqa and insisting upon the rights of those who mock Islam, even where violent retaliation is the consequence. Chinese authorities have long banned images depicting notorious events in Tiananmen square and continue to contest evidence of the violent suppression of Uighur Muslims.

How might articulations of the visual be presented in cross-cultural photographic environments where an image can be an agent of political contestation or violence? More broadly speaking, how is the work of decentering Eurocentric frameworks embodied in pedagogies and research methodologies used in the classroom?

Papers are welcome that highlight the complex and urgent issues confronting truly global photographic representation today, as well as strategies for decentering the Eurocentric frameworks in photography higher education.  

Themes addressed may include, but are not limited to:  


- Anti-racist pedagogy/ decolonisation of the photographic curriculum

- Negotiating conflict in multicultural classrooms

- Undoing legacies of whiteness in photographic histories

- The weaponization of the image 

- Images that 'do not exist'


Please send abstracts of not more than 300 words, [Subject: CFP] to l.mackinnon@lcc.arts.ac.uk by 1st April 2021, 23.59 BST. 

(Full draft of papers due: 1st September 2021)


Lee Mackinnon