Performing photography: Experience and Engagement of Photographic Practices

Welcome to a research seminar on photography as practice!

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Performing photography: 

Experience and Engagement of Photographic Practices

The ubiquity of digital image-making technologies shapes our daily lives and challenges the notions of the private and public, professional and amateur, art and non-art. Yet, despite more people engaging in photography than ever before, there is a limited understanding of photography as a practice. Inviting discussions on the subject ranging from activism, non-human photography to the poetics of everyday photography, the seminar looks at new ways of understanding photography as an act, embodiment, experience and practice, and how this practice shapes our understanding of the medium. In addition to presentations, there will be a roundtable discussion on related questions such as: What is "a photographic act"? What is the relationship between photography, the viewer and the object? What kind of agency do photographic acts have?



9.45 Welcome 

Panel 1


Erika Larsson, Postdoc at Valand Academy, Gothenburg:  

Photographic Acts of Belonging in Turkey and Beyond

10.35- 11.10   

Uschi Klein, University of Brighton:  

Rupturing the everyday: Photography and wellbeing 

11.10 - 11.45 

Tiina Salmia, PhD student, University of Turku: 

Non-Human Embodied Agencies in Self-Portrait Photography of the 2010s

11.45 -13.00  

Lunch break

Panel 2

13.00 - 13.55 

Marjaana Kella, Professor of Photography, Aalto ARTS: 

Evidence of an idea of the world

13.55 -14.15   

Harri Laakso, Associate Professor Photography Research, Aalto ARTS: 

Photography theory: How does it perform?


Hanna Timonen, doctoral student, Aalto ARTS: 

Serial photography as an everyday act

14.45.-15.15 Coffee

 Panel Discussion:

Photography as (an embodied) practice


This panel discussion opens up themes that emerge from the presentations as well as introduces different viewpoints, and invites the audience to participate. The speakers are joined by the doctoral student Nita Vera and Mika Elo, professor of artistic research at Uniarts.

Moderators: Hanna Timonen and Uschi Klein


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