This panel seeks to explore the empirical and theoretical possibilities linked to translocal/transnational historic and contemporary visual flows and their role in shaping local/global identity formations and imaginaries.
Photographies and their myriad aesthetics and technics offer appropriations and provocations that are disruptive to the scholarly divide between anthropology and geography. This panel seeks to explore the empirical and theoretical possibilities linked to translocal/transnational historic and contemporary visual flows and their role in shaping local/global identity formations and imaginaries. We welcome papers that seek to interrogate the complex enmeshing of post-colonialism with the current neoliberal moment to challenge simplistic binaries and divides that exist in relation to these markers. The interweaving of the analogue era and today's hyper digital multi-modalities offers important dimensions for inquiry as images are produced for and rapidly appropriated and transfigured across space and place. Similarly, global market demands for transforming the vernacular, whether personal family photographs or materialities of conflict, into collectible art objects continues to define and constrain the visibility of the 'other' in the global north. This panel hopes to encourage a range of papers keen to engage with the mobilities and (im)mobilities of photographies and identities, and to serve as a space to question the complex intersections and representations of rights, race, politics, gender and sexuality as grounded in the dynamic visual economies of image-making.
This Panel has so far received 1 paper proposal(s).