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(2015) About a Place
"About a Place" addresses social, natural, political, psychological, and personal geographies, broadly. We invite members to submit work that explores the intersections of these and other ways of understanding the worlds in which we live, and through which we move.
Our understanding of what constitutes "place" is rapidly changing, influenced by current events that ask how localities transform (gentrification), what national borders mean (ISIS, Russia/Ukraine) and to whom the United States "belongs" (Occupy); by geologic transformations (climate change, resource extraction); by new technologies (social media, surveillance and "big data", virtual realities, and global positioning); and more.
What distinguishes a place? How can photographic practice articulate the relationships between experience and memory, or between history and landscape? How can photographic processes transform knowledge about place-based subjects? What are the stories that we tell about places, and why? We look forward to seeing responses that engage with these themes, using photography to both address and raise questions "About a Place".
Please see the RESOURCES > CALL FOR ENTRIES page for info on submitting proposals to present & particapte. Deadline is May 15
October 23-24, 2015 @ Pittsburgh Filmmakers - Conference Site, Conference Hotel - Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
Keynote Speakers: Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe