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Repetition and Difference: The Dissemination of Photography

Repetition and Difference: The Dissemination of Photography
170 St. George St., room 100a
Time: May 8th, 5:00 pm End: May 8th, 6:30 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), Digital Art/Humanities, Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Communications, Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (UTM), Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), Architecture, Landscape, Design, 2000-
Lecture by Geoffrey Batchen, Victoria University of Wellington

The Jackman Humanities Institute Working Group on Documentary Realities is pleased to present:

Geoffrey Batchen, Professor and Director of Art History, Victoria University of Wellington

Repetition and Difference: The Dissemination of Photography

Geoffrey Batchen is an internationally renowned historian and theorist of photography, whose work has been published in eighteen languages to date.  Batchen is the author of Burning with Desire: The Conception of Photography (1997, with subsequent translations into Spanish, Korean, and Japanese, and a forthcoming one in Slovenian), Each Wild Idea: Writing, Photography, History (2001), Forget Me Not: Photography and Remembrance (2004), William Henry Fox Talbot (2008), What of Shoes: Van Gogh and Art History (2009, in German and English), and Suspending Time: Life, Photography, Death (2010 in Japanese and English).  He has also edited an anthology of essays titled Photography Degree Zero: Reflections on Roland Barthe's Camera Lucida (2009) and co-edited another titled Picturing Atrocity: Photography in Crisis (2012).  Batchen has taught at the Universities of California and New Mexico, and at the City University of New York's Graduate Center, and has been instrumental in mounting some of the most incisive exhibitions of photography over the last two decades.

This event is free and open to the public. 

We are grateful for additional co-sponsorship from

  • Department of Art, University of Toronto
  • Department of Visual Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga

For further information, please contact working group leader Professor Jordan Bear.

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