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The Silver Atlantic

By 9 mars 2020novembre 26th, 2020Non classé

The Silver Atlantic: photographic circulations in the 19th and 20th centuries

Project coordinator: Didier Aubert (THALIM)

September, 30/October, 2, 2021

Welcome Remarks

Anaïs Fléchet (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin) & Clara Bouveresse (Université d’Evry Val-d’Essonne)

10:15 | Session 1 — From Silver to Wire: Circulating Techniques
Chair: Kelley Wilder (DeMontfort University, United Kingdom)

Monica Bravo (California College of the Arts)
Mercury in Retrograde: A Material History from A (Almadén, Spain) to Z (Zacatecas, Mexico) and Back Again, 1840-1870

Nicolas Le Guern (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée)
Transatlantic Exchanges of Technological Knowledge within the Industrial Activities at Eastman Kodak

Jonathan Dentler (University of Southern California)
Under the Waves or Through the Ether? Wire Photography and the Cultural Geography of the Atlantic Basin in the Twentieth Century

11:45-12:00 Coffee break

12:00 | Session 2Atlantic Icons
Chair: Jennifer Bajorek (Hampshire College, USA)

Sarah Parsons (York University)
Rachel sur son lit de mort: Photography, Privacy, and Transatlantic Anxiety c. 185

Giulia Bonacci (Université de Nice) Sophia Antipolis & Estelle Sohier (Université de Genève)
The Life of a Photograph: A Crowned King between Ethiopia, Jamaica and the World

1:00-2:30 Lunch break

2:30 | Session 3 — Show and tell: picture stories across the Atlantic
Chair: Pia Viewing (Jeu de Paume, France)

Thierry Gervais (Ryerson University)
What Photographs Can Do: The Impact of German Kurt Safranski’s Magazine Dummies in New-York
(presentation in French)

Jason Hill (University of Delaware)
Ordering Crime Photographically in New York and London: In and around Leonard Freed’s Police Work

3:30-3:45 Coffee break

3:45 | Session 4 — Visual Diplomacies
Chair: Paul-Henri Giraud (Université de Lille, France)

Mauricio Lissovsky (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) & Ana Maria Mauad (Universidade Federal Fluminense)
Images at War: Photography and Politics in Brazil during the Second World War

Katarzyna Ruchel-Stockmans (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Photographic Paradigms of the Cold War. Model and Replica: a South American Version of “The Family of Man”
(presentation in French)

Gonzalo Leiva (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
Mix[ed] Feelings and Critique. Witold Wirpsza’s Poetic Response to “The Family of Man”
(presentation in French)


Vendredi 20 mars

10:00 | Session 5 — Archives of the World, Atlantic collections
Chair: Laura Wexler (Yale University, USA)

Claude Baillargeon (Oakland University)
Vattemare’s Transatlantic Network and Its Impact at the École des ponts et chaussées

Shelley Rice (New York University)
Local Space/Global Visions: Albert Kahn’s Archives of the Planet in Context

11:00-11:15 Coffee break

11:15 : Session 6 — Far Away Shores
Chair: Patricia Hayes (University of the Western Cape, South Africa)

Erin Hyde Nolan (Maine College of Art) & Emily Voelker (Vassar College)
Reading Native American Portraits in Ottoman: A Networked Analysis of Photographs in the Abdulhamid II Collection

Carolin Görgen (Université Paris Diderot)
“Cette terre prédestinée du Far West” – Circulating and Solidifying California’s Visual Vocabulary at the Paris International Exposition in 1900 

Marie Morel (Institut des Hautes Études de l’Amérique Latine)
“Si la photo est bonne” – Issues and diffusion of Missionary Photography (Chaco boreal-Europe, 1898-1938)
(presentation in French)

12:45-2:15 Lunch break

2:15 | Session 7 — The Atlantic in Black and Silver
Chair: Maureen Murphy (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France)

Jürg Schneider (Université de Bâle)
Lines and Junctions for Circulating Photographs and Photographers in British West Africa

Fabienne Maillard (Albert Kahn Museum)
Flow and ebb, the Photographic and Transatlantic Work of Pierre Verger
(presentation in French)

3:15-3:30 Coffee break

3:30 | Session 8 — Women in Focus
Chair: Shelley Rice (New York University, USA)

Clara Masnatta (Independent Scholar)
Kodachrome in the Pampas: Gisèle Freund’s Transatlantic Slide-Shows

Isabella Seniuta (Université Panthéon-Sorbonne)
The Role of the Zabriskie Gallery between Paris and New York (1970-1990)

4:30-4:45 Coffee break

4:45-5:30 | : Concluding Roundtable
Chair: Ada Ackerman (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) & Didier Aubert (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle)

Patricia Hayes (University of the Western Cape), Boris Kossoy (Universidade de São Paulo), Laura Wexler (Yale University) & Kelley Wilder (DeMonfort University)