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|Authors:||Iro Katsaridou: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece|
|Publication title:||Institutionalizing Photography: Cultural Pluralism and National Institutions|
|Conference:||Comparing: National Museums; Territories; Nation-Building and Change. NaMu IV; Linköping University; Norrköping; Sweden 18–20 February 2008|
|Publication type:||Abstract and Fulltext|
|Abstract:||Founded in 1997 the Museum of Photography in Thessaloniki constitutes the first “national” institution in Greece dedicated to the medium of photography. Being the result of a conference initiated by the Greek Ministry of Culture in 1994 defining Greece’s “national policy for art photography”; the new museum seems to summarize the way contemporary Greek photography is institutionalized through the last three decades. |
The paper focuses on the way in which this institutionalization is correlated with the photographic production of the mid-1970s and 1980s; as well as with how this was received and interpreted by the contemporary critique.
On a second level; the Greek paradigm is compared to photographic trends on an international scene; and more specifically with what is called as “The New British Document”; a photographic movement that emerged during the 1970s and 1980s and was directly connected with the cultural policy followed by a number of art institutions in the U.K.
|No. of pages:||9|
|Series:||Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings|
|Publisher:||Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet|
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