"PhotoPaysage / LandscapeRepresentation" Conference

news_jbjackson3.pngOctober 15-18, 2015
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Cosponsored by:
Ecole nationale supérieure du paysage de Versailles (ENSP) and School of Architecture and Planning, and University Libraries, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (UNM)

PhotoPaysage/LandscapeRepresentation is a joint French and American conference exploring the role of photography and other forms of representation in changing conceptions of landscape since World War II. Speakers range from artist-photographers who have focused on vernacular landscapes to landscape architects employing photography in their design practices to historians and writers examining the use of photography in the evolution of cultural landscape theory particularly by and in the wake of J. B. Jackson. Three complementary exhibitions, film screenings, social events and an optional field trip fill out the program.

The conference will feature the findings of a three-year research initiative at the ENSP on the interface of landscape and photography, and a number of the contributors to Drawn to Landscape: The Pioneering Work of J. B. Jackson, edited by Janet Mendelsohn and Chris Wilson, slated for publication in conjunction with the conference. Helen Horowitz, a contributor in the current issue of Site/Lines of an essay on Jackson, is a conference speaker.