Global Photography: Temporalities and Spatial Logics, A 2-day Virtual Symposium

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Photograph of a row of photographers at the edge of a semi-frozen lake taking photos of sunrise over a mountain in the distance. Text at the top of the image states the event title.
Fiona Tan, Still from "Ascent" (2016). Courtesy the artist; Peter Freeman, Inc., New York; and Frith Street Gallery, London
Sep 9, 2021 - 11am - 1 pm
Sep 10, 2021 - 11 am - 1 pm
Virtual Event
Sponsored by the University of New Mexico Art Museum, the School of Art + Design at Illinois, and Krannert Art Museum

Join us for a two-day virtual symposium on Global Photography produced in partnership with the School of Art + Design and the University of New Mexico Art Museum.


Registration is required in advance for each day of the symposium. | Register Online



Thursday, September 9

Global Photography: Out of Time

Featuring: Subhankar Banerjee, Thy Phu,
Mark Sealy, and Will Wilson. Moderated by
Heather Diack and Erina Duganne.

Hosted by the University of New Mexico Art Museum


Friday, September 10

Global Photography: Across Space

Featuring: Samaneh Moafi, Christopher Pinney,
Leigh Raiford, and Fiona Tan. Moderated by
Heather Diack and Terri Weissman.

Hosted by the School of Art + Design at Illinois and Krannert Art Museum


Featured Speakers

Subhankar Banerjee, Professor of Art & Ecology, Lannan Foundation Endowed Chair, University of New Mexico
Decisive Moment Expands to Extended Time: From Aesthetic to Ecology in Photography

Samaneh Moafi, Senior Researcher at Forensic Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London
The Cloud Atlas as a Project

Thy Phu, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Toronto
Reenactment and Remembrance: An-My Lê’s “Small Wars”

Christopher Pinney, Professor of Anthropology and Visual Culture, University College London
Troubled by Photography: Contingencies of the Image in South Asia

Leigh Raiford, Associate Professor of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley
When Home is a Photograph: Kathleen Cleaver’s Albums of Exile

Mark Sealy, Executive Director of Autograph and Principal Research Fellow, University Arts London
African Cosmologies —The End of Waiting

Fiona Tan, Artist, Amersterdam
The Twilight Zone

Will Wilson, Artist and Head of Photography at Santa Fe Community College
Connecting the Dots for a Just Transition: Nuclear Colonialism on Dinétah


Heather Diack, Associate Professor of Art History,
University of Miami

Erina Duganne, Professor of Art History,
Texas State University

Terri Weissman, Associate Professor of Art History,
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign