Amateur Photography, The Final Frontier: Developing Histories of Marginalised Popular Photographic Practices
My talk explored whether it is possible or desirable to position unaccounted for amateur photographic practices in relation to other dominant histories of photography. Considering how exclusive and limited the field of photographic history has been so far in its scope, I looked into photographic practices carried out away from photography’s professional and artistic spheres, within the domestic environment and its surroundings, as well as at one’s own leisure, as part of the convivial gatherings of photography enthusiasts. A great portion of the talk was dedicated to DIY analogue photographic processes, with a view to opening up the question of photographic history anew.
Presentation given at Wakefield Camera Club, UK
Citation : Pasternak, G. (2014) Amateur Photography, The Final Frontier: Developing Histories of Marginalised Popular Photographic Practices.
Research Group : Photographic History Research Centre (PHRC)
Research Institute : Media Discourse Centre (MDC)
- School of Humanities 
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