The lecture “Local Space/Global Visions: Archives, Networks, and Visual Geography Around 1900,” part of the Speaking of Photography lecture series, explores the “visual geography” of the year 1900, the moment when amateur cameras, half-tone reproduction processes, and multinational corporations expanded photographic production and distribution exponentially, and set the stage for a “world culture” of imagery. Shelley Rice will highlight three separate projects – Alfred Stieglitz’s magazine Camera Notes; Albert Kahn’s Archives of the Planet; and the PhotoGlob AG collection of scenic views – to show how the image economy of this historical period laid the foundations for our contemporary visual environment.
When: RESCHEDULED to Friday, February 15, 2013, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: York Amphitheatre, Room EV-1.615, Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex (1515 Ste-Catherine St. W.), Sir George Williams Campus
Cost: Free of charge. Everyone welcome.
Shelley Rice is an Arts Professor, Department of Photography and Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts, and Department of Art History, College of Arts and Science, at New York University. She is the author of Parisian Views and the editor of Inverted Odysseys: Claude Cahun, Maya Deren, Cindy Sherman. Rice has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Fulbright Grants, National Endowment for the Humanities and the Arts Awards, a Hasselblad Research Fellowship, and the PEN/Jerard Award for Non-Fiction Essay. In 2009 she was named a Chevalier in France’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Speaking of Photography is made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor, with additional support from the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art; members of the Art History Graduate Students Association; Ciel Variable magazine; and Château Versailles Hotel. The Anne Wilkes Tucker lecture is also presented with the generous support of the Mary Ann Beckett-Baxter Memorial Fund.
• Department of Art History
• Speaking of Photography
• Shelley Rice, Tisch School of the Arts