52nd Society for Photographic Education National Conference
March 12-15, 2015
Under the theme of “Atmospheres: Climate, Equity and Community in Photography,” this year’s annual conference of the Society for Photographic Education was held in New Orleans, a city that has seen more than its share of climatological events.
In the opening keynote, author Rebecca Solnit set the stage for this theme, focusing on the local geography and storm history, presenting a talk entitled “Devils In the Details: Photographs, Maps, Words, Truths and Adventures from Yosemite to New Orleans.” Noting that photography has an indexical relationship to the world, Solnit shared excerpts from Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas (2013), an alternative mapping project she produced with writer Rebecca Snedeker, and in particular its content related to Hurricane Katrina. Solnit began with tales of the storm and more broadly outlined disaster sociology…
For the full text of Afterimage articles subscribe now!