Paris-Toronto - Symposium on the history of photography – May 9-11, 2013
As part of the Paris-Toronto series coordinated by the Consulate General of France in Toronto with support from the Institut français, the Ryerson Image Centre organizes, from Thursday May 9 to Saturday May 11, the symposium “The ‘Public Life’ of Photographs” dedicated to the analysis of the dissemination of photographic images from the nineteenth century to the present.
The symposium will be divided into four panel discussions : “Photography in Public Narratives” will analyze photography’s role in the cultural construction of memory and ideology ;
“Market and Exhibitions of Photography” will demonstrate how economic exchanges have played a key role in the mobility of the photographic image and will examine how photographic exhibitions, whether in museums or less traditional venues, have played a major role in the circulation of photographic images ;
“Photographs in Print” will investigate how the press has participated in disseminating information and opinions through the use of photography ;
“Public Photographs in Art” will focus on how the dissemination of photographs has helped artists gain recognition.
Ryerson Image Centre
Eaton Lecture Theatre (RCC204) - Rogers Communications Centre
33 Gould St
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3
Tuesday, May 9 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Friday May 10 and Saturday May 11 from 9am to 5:30pm (lunch break from 12:30pm to 2pm)