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Photography and the Contemporary Imaginary
This research hub brings together practitioners and theorists to explore and promote photography as a mode of imaginary thought and its relation to a collective imaginary. Specifically, we are interested in the increasingly complex research methodologies that underpin fine art photography as a form of knowledge with its own epistemology.
Emphasis is given to photographic works that explicitly engage with contemporary thought; theories that engage with contemporary photography; as well as photographic images and philosophies of the image that contribute to how the imaginary is invested in photographic production and the 'as if' condition of the photographic image.
Building on international reputation for conceptual photography, the Photography and the Contemporary Imaginary Research Hub started in January 2013 at London College of Communication and has been operating in different project strands.
Co-organized by Beverley Carruthers, Wiebke Leister, Paul Tebbs, Esther Teichmann.
On performativity, the photographic, the theatric, the apparatus, re-enactment, staging, liveness and the event of an image.