On 14 January 1971, The Photographers’ Gallery opened its doors with The Concerned Photographer, an exhibition that had previously been shown in the United States, Switzerland and Japan, and which presented photography as the optimum medium to document social conditions. This online conference has been organised to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of The Photographers’ Gallery in 1971 and will explore the legacy of its innovative programming within broader infrastructures of exhibition, display and photographic practice, from the 1970s to the present day.
Across two weeks in November and December, a series of talks, presentations and discussions will showcase new research and practices focusing on the histories of photography in Britain over the last fifty years. The event will also offer a space for thinking about the future of the medium and its display. Panels will address topics such as: institutions and infrastructures; pedagogies; materials & processes; magazines & books; exhibitions & touring; and archival futures.
This conference will be held entirely online. It is a collaboration between the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and The Photographers’ Gallery.
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