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Re-Thinking Photobooks: Media Constellations in Media Constellations (Marburg)

Re-Thinking Photobooks: Media Constellations in Media Constellations (Marburg)

Publié le par Esther Demoulin (Source : Alice Morin)

"Re-Thinking Photobooks: Media Constellations in Media Constellations"

October 13th-15th, 2022

Philipps-Universität, Marburg (with the generous support of USC's Visual Studies Research Institute)

Thursday, October 13th, 2022


Welcome & registration 


Welcome dinner (sponsored by USC VSRI)

Friday, October 14th, 2022

Opening session (Alice Morin, Jens Ruchatz, Vanessa Schwartz)

Discussion of the selected readings

Coffee break


11:00-13:00:  Composition 

Respondent Vanessa Schwartz (University of Southern California, VSRI)

Paul Edwards (Université Paris Cité/Maison Française d’Oxford)

Costumes and Cathedrals: From Lantern-Slide Story-Telling and Kinetic Effects to the Literary Photobook, 1890-1903

Alexander Streitberger (UC Louvain)

The Photobook Within and As a Heterogeneous Media Environment

13:00-14:30: Lunch

14:30-16:30: Intermedial/In-Between Identities 

Respondent Vincent Fröhlich (Philipps-Universität, Marburg)

Mareike Stoll (Weißensee School of Art and Design, Berlin/Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Connective Tissue and Friction in Photobooks: Constellations of Epistemological Exchange

Michel Hardy-Vallée (Concordia University)

Institutional Intermediality: A Trifecta of Multi-Support Works from the Still Photography Division


Coffee break


17:00-19:00: Format And Its Afterlives

Respondent Jens Ruchatz (Philipps-Universität, Marburg)

Allan Doyle (Parsons School of Design, The New School)

Physique Education: US Bodybuilding Photobooks of the 1950s & 1960s 

Ellen Handy (City University of New York)

Changing New York in Context: Photobooks, Viewbooks, Souvenir Books, Guidebooks

19:30: Dinner 


Saturday, October 15th, 2022

9:00-11:00: Politics, Advocacy and the Photobook 

Respondent Steffen Siegel (Folkwang Universität, Essen)

Hubert Locher (Philipps-Universität, Marburg)

A Photo Book, or a Book with Photographs? Peter Blake’s God’s Own Junkyard (1964)

Ralf Michael Fisher (Eberhard Karls University Tübingen/Museum Langenargen)

Cultural-Diagnostic and Political-Critical "Songs" of the Desert and the Border - Richard Misrach's Photobooks as Media Constellations


Coffee break 


11:30-13:30: News Images in The Political Photobook

Respondent Kathrin Yacavone (Philipps-Universität, Marburg)

Katharina Jörder (Freie Universität Berlin)

The Architect of Apartheid in the Photobook. A Case Study on Photobiographies

Steven Samols (University of Southern California)

Ruth Gruber’s Destination Palestine: Legitimizing Israel through a Photobook


13:30-15:00: Lunch


15:00-17:00: The Logic and Pictorial Economy of the Series

Respondent Alice Morin (Philipps-Universität, Marburg)

Josh Ellenbogen (University of Pittsburgh) & Adam Jolles (Florida State University)

“Ghetto Chaos”: Minority Education, Photobooks, and Kodak’s Visual Literacy Program

Jayson Lantz (University of Southern California)

Iconographic Microcosmos: Petite Planète and the “gens d’images” at Seuil 



Closing Round-table

To foster exchanges on the topic beyond the workshop itself, a book of abstracts, including the contact information for all participants, is available upon request at