Welcome to the Fake: Photography and the Politics of Authenticity
11:00 - 16:00 followed by drinks reception
What are the relationships between urban photography and the politics of ‘the fake’, in a time of shifting perspectives around what constitutes ‘the real’?
Photography has for some time struggled with core questions around how the world of experience and perception relates to the world ‘out there’. Philosophers, historians, artists and urbanists have become increasingly interested in the roles mediation, selection and framing play within the visual representations of so-called truth. This symposium questions, challenges and expands on some key issues relating to politically engaged photography, as part of the ongoing Cities of Light symposia series organised by Goldsmiths, Open Vizor and UPA – The Urban Photographers Association. A range of subjects are explored such as street photography, urban design, communities, the politics of change and gentrification through several case studies. Events will be held in Paris, London, Lisbon, Cork, Barcelona and Düsseldorf.
£15/£10 members & concessions. Ticket holders are able to access the gallery exhibitions on the same day.
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