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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

International Visual Culture and 

Contemporary Photography Conference




International Visual Culture and Contemporary Photography Conference is a interdisciplinary event dedicated to study the visual culture, visual communication, documentation of the urban environment and photographic arts. The conference will be held in Istanbul on April 1-2, 2016, coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center), organized by B?LSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions) and hosted by Cezayir Conference Halls.

3rd International Visual Culture and Contemporary Photography Conference
CONTEMPHOTO ’16 Conference aims at achieving a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective on identity in the form images with special focus on gender issues, immigration, urban issues and memory. Multiple roles of visual culture are going to be explored in relation to urban psychology, daily life, the self and expression of the identities in urban landscapes as a document, art, advertisement or hobby.

PUBLICATION
All submitted papers are subject to double blind peer review. Conference proceedings are going to be available on DVD as e-book and DAKAM's digital library with an ISBN number before the conference and will be sent to be reviewed for inclusion in the "Thomson & Reuters Web of Science's Conference Proceedings Citation Index" (CPCI) and Google Scholars.

THEMES
01. VISUAL CULTURE, PHOTOGRAPHY AND IDENTITY
01.1. Photography as an art and Identity
01.2. Identity and Visual Culture
01.3. Social Stratifications and Image
02. SPACE, URBAN ISSUES AND PHOTOGRAPHY
02.1. City as a Scene
02.2. City as an Atelier
02.2. City as a Subject
03. DOCUMENTATION & MEMORY
03.1.Documenting the Memory
03.2.Documenting the Present
03.3. Documenting the History of Visual Culture
04. VISUAL CULTURE, COMMUNICATION AND POLITICS
04.1. Media and Visual Culture
04.2 Politics and Image
04.3 Visual Communication

VENUE
The conference will be held at Cezayir Meeting Halls (Hayriye Caddesi 12, Galatasaray, Beyoglu)
http://www.cezayir-istanbul.com/en/index.php

Cezayir building was built in 1901 as a school by the Italian Workers' Society. The building, with its 2005 renovation, has been transformed into a landmark establishment serving under the Cezayir Garden, Cezayir Lounge and Cezayir Rooms brands on its three floors. Housing a restaurant, a lounge, a bar and meeting rooms as well as providing a wide range of cultural events in its halls.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
The scientific committee consists of significant scholars,
Orhan Cem CETIN- Bah├že?ehir University
Murat GERMEN- Sabanc? University
Is?k SEZER- Izmir Dokuz Eylul University
Beyhan OZDEMIR- Izmir Dokuz Eylul University
Fulya Ertem BASKAYA - Izmir University of Economics
F?rat ARAPOGLU- Kemerburgaz University
Gary Roderick McLEOD- Izmir University of Economics
http://www.contemphotoconference.org/p/committees.html

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
You can submit your abstract by entering the online registration system EASYCHAIR at
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=contemphoto16
You will receive a reply to your proposal within three weeks following a double-blind review process.

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