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Camera Caucasica: Networks of Photographic Practices in the Transimperial Caucasus (with Dominik Gutmeyr and Discussant Naomi Caffee)
November 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us for another installment of the 19v Seminar Series!
Against the backdrop of photographic practices in the wider Caucasus region, this presentation looks to address theoretical and methodological specifics of the history of photography in imperial times and to map some of the networks that provided the conceptual and practical basis for the production, circulation and reception of photographic images. As the project in progress puts an emphasis on shared histories and the entanglement of photographic practices across imperial borders rather than on the aesthetic qualities of single frames, Professor Dominik Gutmeyr will talk about the circulation of knowledge that lay behind the introduction of photography into the region, about the role of religion in the adoption of photography, and about the impact of industrial innovation on the development of local visual cultures.
Watch the event recording on YouTube here.