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"Photography and the Languages of Reconstruction after the Second World War, 1944-49"

Jan Baetens and Fred Truyen have given two fascinating presentations on April 12th for the Conference "Photography and the Languages of Reconstruction after the Second World War, 1944-49", which took place in Cardiff, UK. Fred's talk focused on photography of the Fifties from European archives. And Jan's? On photonovels of course! Abstracts: Photonovel Bodies. Kitchen Sink Romance and Beyond. Jan Baetens The postwar period sees the triumph of two ideas that are still key to the mainstream understanding of photography today: a picture is a trace of reality (which also means: a good picture, certainly in documentary photography, should not be staged or otherwise manipulated) and a picture repr

Photonovels in Belfort

Jan Baetens has given a lecture on photonovels in Belfort, France, on April 9th 2019. You can read all about it in the following post: http://mediatheque.communaute-emg.net/?p=5117

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KU Leuven, Belgium

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ULiège, Belgium

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