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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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