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Marianne Hirsch & Leo Spitzer | School Photos in Liquid Time @ Photography's Afterlives Conference :: Dartmouth College -- POSTPONED

school photos in liquid time coverschool photos in liquid time coverPOSTPONED - new date TBA
In conjunction with the School Photos and Their Afterlives Exhibit (January 16-April 12, 2020) curated by Marianne Hirsch and Leo Spitzer, the Hood Museum of Art is hosting the Photography's Afterlives Conference.

This gathering brings together artists, photo historians, curators, and theorists of visual culture to reflect on the afterlives of everyday vernacular images. Speakers will discuss how photography as a practice of everyday life acquires new meanings as images are collected, displayed, and reframed in changing historical and political circumstances. 

This comparative discussion across photography’s multiple geographies and histories promises to add to current theoretical inquiries into everyday photographic practices. Engaging specifically what photos do when they are taken, and what they continue to do as historical, memorial and aesthetic objects, this conference will also reflect on what they can do as media of activism and social transformation. 

This event, sponsored by the History Department and the Hood Museum of Art, is free and open to the public. For more informaton about the conference, please contact Gail Patten (

The Norwich Bookstore is pleased to be bringing a selection of relevant books for purchase and signing during the reception 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Hood Museum of Art
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
School Photos in Liquid Time: Reframing Difference (Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780295746548
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: University of Washington Press - December 30th, 2019

Potential History: Unlearning Imperialism Cover Image
ISBN: 9781788735711
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Published: Verso - November 19th, 2019

A passionately urgent call for all of us to unlearn imperialism and repair the violent world we share, from one of our most compelling political theorists

In this theoretical tour-de-force, renowned scholar Ariella Aïsha Azoulay calls on us to recognize the imperial foundations of knowledge and to refuse its strictures and its many violences.

Susan Meiselas: Mediations Cover Image
By Susan Meiselas (Photographer), Carles Guerra (Foreword by), Marta Gili (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9788862085694
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Published: Damiani Ltd - March 27th, 2018

"For me, the essence of documentary photography has always been to do with evidence." --Susan Meiselas

Susan Meiselas: On the Frontline Cover Image
By Susan Meiselas (Photographer), Susan Meiselas (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Susan Meiselas (Editor)
ISBN: 9781597114271
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Published: Aperture - October 13th, 2017

In On the Frontline, one of the most influential photographers of our time, Susan Meiselas, provides an insightful personal commentary on the trajectory of her career--on her ideas and processes, and her decisions as a photographer.