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Call for papers--College Art Association

From: Lee Ann Daffner <leeann_daffner<-at->
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Call for panel papers
"The Proof Is in the Print: Avant-Garde Approaches to the Historical
Materials of Photography's Avant-Garde"

College Art Association (CAA)
101st Annual Conference
New York
February 13-16, 2013

Modernist photography developed at a feverish pace between 1910 and
1939, fueled by a growing market of gelatin silver papers; rapid
development of photomechanical technologies; and a burgeoning cadre
of amateurs, journalists, and avant-garde artists. While this
historical dynamism has been well studied, this session considers
how the events of this era are manifest in Modernist photography
from the perspective of its most fundamental material artifact: the
photographic print. This session calls photo-historians,
conservators, and curators, who are working directly with primary
documents photographs; illustrated journals; exhibition pamphlets,
reviews and installation plans. What can an approach dedicated to
the particularity of each photograph its material and chemical
composition, printing conditions, and route of circulation offer to
the field of photo history? How would such an emphasis on
photographic prints alter the way photo scholars interpret the
formation of a Modernist aesthetic?

    Mitra Abbaspour <mitra_abbaspour<-at->moma<.>org>
    and Lee Ann Daffner <leeann_daffner<-at->moma<.>org>
    Museum of Modern Art.


Lee Ann Daffner
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Conservator of Photographs
Conservation Department
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
New York, New York 10019
Fax: 212-333-1244

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