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Beyond the Familial Impulse: Domestic Photography and Sociocultural History in Post-communist Poland, 1989-1996
In 1994 the Jewish-Polish Shalom Foundation announced a photographic contest whose intention was to reconstruct the social and cultural histories of Polish Jews who lived in the geographical region of Poland before, during ...
At Home with Palestine: Performing Historical Domestic Photographs of the West Bank in Israeli Households
Only a week after the 1967 Arab-Israeli war ended, Israeli citizens began traveling to the territories conquered by the Israeli Defense Forces in the recent battles with Egypt, Jordan and Syria. Commonly carrying cameras, ...
Introduction: Images of Conflict
(Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011)
This is an introduction for a collection of essays that explores ways in which visual cultures have engaged with armed conflict and politically-motivated acts of violence of all types. The volume works out of analytical ...
“The Brownies in Palestina”: politicizing geographies in family photographs.
Amateur Photography, The Final Frontier: Developing Histories of Marginalised Popular Photographic Practices
My talk explored whether it is possible or desirable to position unaccounted for amateur photographic practices in relation to other dominant histories of photography. Considering how exclusive and limited the field of ...
“The Devil of the West” and “the Satan of the East”: Studying Photography in Shifting Academic Landscapes
The study of photography in “western academia” is today more prolific than it has ever been in the history of photography. While, however, since the 1970s scholars in this environment have published a relatively large body ...
Making a Home in Poland: The Jewish Sightseeing Movement and Its Photographic Practices
Our paper focused on the photographic practices the Poland-based Jewish sightseeing movement employed between the two World Wars, to promote Jewish cultural identity and Poland as a home for the Jewish people. Founded in ...
Jewish Soldiers of the Time: Ethos, Pathos and Logos in Rineke Dijkstra’s “Israel Portraits”
My paper investigated Dutch photographer Rineke Dijkstra’s photographic series ‘Israel Portraits’, solicited by the Herzliya Museum of Art (Israel) in 1999. ‘Israel Portraits’ depicts Israeli soldiers in military camps and ...
Photography: Its Future’s Past and Present
Invited to deliver a talk on photographic historiography and hold an ‘in-conversation’ with Quentin Bajac, the New York Museum of Modern Art Chief Curator of Photography, who was appointed in 2013. The event took place in ...
FOTOGRAFIA – Festival Internazionale di Roma
I was invited to curate a space for FOTOGRAFIA – Festival Internazionale di Roma (International Photography Festival of Rome), Marco Gallery of Contemporary Art, Rome.