Plattform fotografi
PLATTFORM FOTOGRAFI SYFTAR TILL ATT GÖRA EN GENOMLYSNING AV DET SVENSKA FOTOGRAFISKA FÄLTET
Plattform fotografi

Amatörfotografi - Karin Becker

Hearing
Datum: 
Onsdag 30 september 2009
Tidpunkt: 
18:00

Hearing med Karin Becker  för att göra en inventering av svenskt samtida amatörfotografi och hur man använder sig av/förhåller sig till den fotografiska bilden inom detta fält.

Idéen bakom hearings är att bjuda in en föreläsare som har en teoretisk bas, och som kan placera in den aktuella fotografiska praktiken i ett sammanhang, och en utövande konstnär/fotograf verksam inom det aktuella fältet.

Karin Becker, Ph.D. and Professor of Media and communication studies at Stockholm University. She has been instrumental in developing visual culture studies in communication research in the Nordic countries, notably in Nordic Mass Communication Research organizations. Becker began her career in the mass communication and journalism programs at Indiana University and the University of Iowa (USA), specializing in documentary photography and photojournalism, and moved to Sweden in the mid 1980s. Her research examines cultural histories and contemporary contexts of visual media practices, focusing on the press, museum collections, private settings including the family, and critical applications of visual media in ethnographic studies. She participated in the ESF [European Science Foundation] network Changing Media/Changing Europe, and serves on the steering committee of the Nordic network of visual studies, an affiliate of the International Visual Sociology Association. She was principal researcher on the Passages project study of media and consumption (RJ 1998-2002), led a longitudinal study of photography in the Swedish press (HSFR 1995-99), and coordinates a series of studies of visual aesthetic practices in public space (2002-2008), in collaboration with artists and researchers from the Royal Technical College, Interactive institute, Konstfack and Valand.

Recent co-authored books include Picturing Politics. Visual and textual formations of modernity in the Swedish press (2000), Passager. Medier och kultur i ett köpcentrum ([Passages: Media and culture in a shopping center] 2001), Medier och människor i konsumtionsrummet ([Media and People in the Space of Consumption] 2002) and Consuming Media (2007).