Symposium explores photography's limits, Oct. 7-8
Posted September 28, 2005; 06:10 p.m.
A two-day symposium, "Dark Rooms: Photography and Invisibility," is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7-8, in 101 Friend Center.
Scholars from Europe, Canada and the United States will examine the ways photography has been used to document and explore the limits of the visible and the world of the invisible, from its invention through the early 20th century. The symposium coincides with a current exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York titled "The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult."
The event was organized by Anne McCauley, the David Hunter McAlpin
Professor of the History of Photography and Modern Art. It is sponsored
by the David A. Gardner '69 Magic Project and the Department of Art and Archaeology.
A full schedule and registration form are available online.