Call for Contributions – Archaeological Photographers

Dust Storm in Qatar, by Daniel Eddisford

Dust Storm in Qatar, by Daniel Eddisford

As digital photography becomes increasingly ubiquitous, archaeologists are experimenting with their unique professional perspective on a variety of subjects. Bolstered by a long history during which “few scientific fields have used photography as variously and experimentally as archaeology, and few have enjoyed such public enthusiasm mediated by this technology” (Banta et. al 1986:73), digital photography has encouraged bold new directions in visuality in archaeology. This project is about this new visuality, new perspectives and new directions in photography in archaeology.

We aim to collect and document the work of archaeologists, photographers and critics directly involved in this field into a published volume. In this collection we hope to capture and express the tremendous creativity and energy displayed by archaeological photographers. We are looking for quality submissions from archaeologist photographers who are pushing the limits with standard and digital photography. These submissions should include 3-5 illustrative photographs and a 250 word abstract outlining your particular theoretical approach, methodology, or experiences in the field. These submissions are due September 30, 2009.

Please contact Colleen Morgan clmorgan@berkeley.edu or Guy Hunt guy.hunt@gmail.com for questions and submissions.

Here’s a link to the fledgling blog that will be kept up to date with more information about the project:

http://archaeologistsphotographers.wordpress.com/

2 responses to “Call for Contributions – Archaeological Photographers

  1. Magnus Reuterdahl

    Sounds like a great idea – count me in!

    Magnus Reuterdahl – Testimony of the spade

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