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“Camera Geologica: An Elemental History of Photography”

March 29, 2024 at 1:00pm3:00pm EDT

Bird Library, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons (Room 114)

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Siobhan Angus (Carleton University)

In Camera Geologica, Siobhan Angus takes a material and eco-critical approach to the history of photography. As she writes, “Camera Geologica shifts the focus from light to metals to consider the histories of labor and environment that underpin the photographic object. An emphasis on mined materials draws into view the connective tissue between geology, raw materials, labor, empire, colonization, and art. Thinking materially alongside representation—considering photographs as both objects and images—yields new insights into the history of photography and environmental change.”

This event was first published on December 15, 2023 and last updated on February 5, 2024.

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