Archive for November 27th, 2008


Conference: ‘What is Real? Photography and the Politics of Truth’ at The International Center of Photography


Afghanistan (Abdul Aziz holding a photograph of his brother, Mula Abdul Hakim) 1997


Fazal SheikhThe Victor Weeps: Afghanistan (Abdul Aziz holding a photograph of his brother, Mula Abdul Hakim) 1997


What is Real? Photography and the Politics of Truth

“This conference brings together renowned photographers, artists, writers, curators, and scholars in a series of panels and conversations:
– Redefining Documentary: The State of Documentary Photography Today
– Art versus Document: An (Un)comfortable Union?
– Public/Private: Community in the Digital Age
– Who Needs Truth Anyway? The Uses and Ethics of Documentary

Participants include Ariella Azoulay, Geoffrey Batchen, Nayland Blake, Okwui Enwezor, Thomas Keenan, Thomas Y. Levin, Maria Lind, Susan Meiselas, Walid Raad, Martha Rosler, Brian Wallis, and others.”

The International Center of Photography 
Presents A Two-Day Symposium 
to Examine The Changing Nature of Documentary Practice.


Fri. Dec. 12 2008 6–10 pm 
Sat. Dec. 13 2008 9–5 pm


242 West 41st Street
New York City


Europeana: connecting cultural heritage – digital paintings, books, films and archives




“Europeana – the European digital library, museum and archive – is a 2-year project that began in July 2007. It will produce a prototype website giving users direct access to some 2 million digital objects, including film material, photos, paintings, sounds, maps, manuscripts, books, newspapers and archival papers. The prototype will be launched in November 2008 by Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for Information Society and Media.


The digital content will be selected from that which is already digitised and available in Europe’s museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections. The prototype aims to have representative content from all four of these cultural heritage domains, and also to have a broad range of content from across Europe. The interface will be multilingual. Initially, this may mean that it is available in French, English and German, but the intention is to develop the number of languages available following the launch.”



See the video that takes a trip through the kind of thing you can find on Europeana. See the new look and download the demo ppt.


Can’t wait for the real thing!

Marcus Bunyan black and white archive: ‘Études’ 1994

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Dr Marcus Bunyan is an Australian artist and writer. His work explores the boundaries of identity and place. He writes the Art Blart blog which reviews exhibitions in Melbourne, Australia and posts exhibitions from around the world. He has a Dr of Philosophy from RMIT University, Melbourne and is currently studying a Master of Art Curatorship at The University of Melbourne.

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