Photo-Lit

Photo Novel Culture
in Belgium
 

Photo novels on display!

Few days are left to visit the exhibition Roman-Photo at MUCEM, Marseille, which will run until next Monday, April 23rd. We (Valentina and I) visited it last week and are enthusiastic about it. The exhibition is a large retrospective on the photo novel. Starting from the origin of the medium, the first half delineates its core features and its evolution in time, showcasing a great variety of well-known titles next to lesser-known ones, photo novels with celebrities, short films and movie clips, and examples of photo novels from all around the world. The second half of the exhibition is dedicated to appropriations and subversions. Set aside the sentimental theme, here we witness a photo novel

PHOTO-Lit at ECHIC 2018

Last week Valentina and Clarissa presented PHOTO-Lit at the ECHIC Conference “Equip and Engage. Research and Dissemination Infrastructures for the Humanities”. The title of the presentation was “PHOTO-Lit: Opportunities and issues of digitizing the Belgian photo novels”. After introducing the project, the talk focused on questions of preservation and dissemination that the digitization process of photo novels raises. It touched upon metadata and the challenge of recording them using the cataloguing language of the Royal Library, MARC21; the concern of sustainability of the online environment and the need for a long-term strategy; copyright issues that need to be untangled in order to be able

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Clarissa Colangelo

KU Leuven, Belgium

clarissa.colangelo@kuleuven.be

Luca Di Gregorio

ULiège, Belgium

lucadigregorio15@gmail.com

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