We are seeking proposals for chapters for the book:
'The Photograph & the Album'
Proposals are welcomed from writers, academics, photographers, artists and other visual practitioners. The book will be published by MuseumsEtc (www.museumsetc.com) and edited by Rosie Miller, Jonathan Carson & Theresa Wilkie (School of Art & Design, University of Salford, UK).
The photograph album carries the potential to convey meaning beyond the images contained within it. However, the long history of the photograph and the album is currently changing because of the way in which we are now making and using photographs. This could be seen as a challenge to the album or viewed as an opportunity to take us in new directions and offer alternative interpretations.
We are seeking chapters that deal with a wide range of issues in connection to the photograph and the album and the relationship between them. This could encompass conceptual, cultural, historical and visual concerns relating to:
- the album as home-made, hand-made and/or domestic artefact
- the album as art object
- the family album
- the travel album
- the commercially-made photograph album
- the digital album
- the photograph album and the museum
- the collecting of albums
- the photograph album as social memory and political document
- the presence and the absence of the photograph album
Please submit a proposal of between 300-500 words with a short biography and CV (which should not exceed 2 sides of A4). Should your proposal be accepted the word length of a chapter will be 2000-6000 words or, if you are proposing a visual work, you will have between 6-8 pages. Please prepare proposals with these restrictions in mind.
Deadline for submissions is 1st October 2012. Please email your proposal to J.Carson@salford.ac.uk.
If you have any queries regarding this CFP please email Jonathan Carson
Deadline: Oct 1, 2012
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