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"Talks: Books on Photography” series new online event

Join the new event organized by the public program “Talks: Books on Photography” at the State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan by Ramina Abilova, alumna of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program and Lead Researcher at the museum.

On September 30 at 7:00 PM MSK (12 PM EST) the presentation of Gil Pasternak`s book “The Handbook of Photography Studies” (London & New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020) will take place via Zoom. 

You can register for the event here: https://forms.gle/cfwjEJwKjGNLErpCA

Recorded video of the presentation will be available on the Talks: Books on Photography Youtube channel.

The public program “Talks: Books on Photography” is supported by the Fulbright Program in Russia.


Gil Pasternak is Associate Professor in Social and Political Photographic Cultures in the Photographic History Research Centre at De Montfort University (United Kingdom) and Project Leader for the European Commission funded research programme Digital Heritage in Cultural Conflicts. Much of his research draws on his past professional experience as photojournalist, fine art photographer, photography instructor and photography archivist. Informed by these and similar first-hand experiences, he has written widely on photographic historiography, politically charged uses of photography and on photographic heritage practices. Most recently he published the edited books "Visioning Israel–Palestine: Encounters at the Cultural Boundaries of Conflict" (2020), The Handbook of Photography Studies (2020) and a special issue of the journal Photography & Culture titled “Photography in Transitioning European Communist and Post-Communist Histories” (2019). 

 "The Handbook of Photography Studies" is a state-of-the-art overview of the field of photography studies, examining its thematic interests, dynamic research methodologies and multiple scholarly directions. It is a source of well-informed, analytical and reflective discussions of all the main subjects that photography scholars have been concerned with as well as a rigorous study of the field’s persistent expansion at a time when digital technology regularly boosts our exposure to new and historical photographs alike.

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