The CiC.Digital Pólo FCSH and Instituto de História Contemporânea of Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – FCSH NOVA, New University of Lisbon, decided to extend until july 31 the deadline for submission of texts to be presented at the International Conference “The Left Conference – Photography and Film criticism”.
November 16-18 at the Contemporary Art Museum of Chiado in Lisbon and Faculty of Fine Arts/ University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Please send your abstracts until July 31st, 2017 to:
Since the late nineteenth century the print photograph in the media stood as a powerful tool for denouncing social injustice and claiming better life conditions – i.e. as seen in the work of Jacob Riis, Lewis Hine, or Joshua Benoliel, as many others. In the early decades of the twentieth century the use of images had a significant boost with film, when directors such as Flaherty, Eisenstein, John Grierson, Vertov, Dvorjenko or Jivens, combining documental intentions with avant-garde experimental claims, made possible to discuss political and historical conditions.
The aim of the conference is to discuss and debate photographs and film as a social tool from a leftist stance. In particular, to examine and explore the relation of documentary practices and political commitment in different historical circumstances throughout the twentieth and the twenty first centuries.
Gail Day (University of Leeds)
Steve Edwards (Birbeck College)
The seminar/conference will take place at Contemporary Art Museum of Chiado in Lisbon and Faculty of Fine Arts/ University of Lisbon on November 16-18 2017.