[artinfo] VJIC - Call for Manuscripts and Portfolio Proposals

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VASA Journal on Images and Culture


Call for Manuscripts and Portfolio Proposals

VJIC Issue#4 : Photography on the Internet - the New Hegemony

Proposals:  June 1

Completed manuscripts: September 1, 2013

Publication: September 25, 2013

The advent of the Internet and digitization of the image has brought 
about what appears to be a debatable democratization of the medium of 
photography. The 'WWW' has expanded what images we experience and the 
way we experience them. It changed the avenues for the embodiment, 
dissemination and consumption of images, opening new channels for 
expression, participation and exchange.

The form and function of more traditional photography gatekeepers 
such as curators, book editors and publishers, museums and galleries, 
has been challenged by websites/galleries, blogs, and online 
publications as open platforms. As a result a serious viewer is now 
required to look harder and broader through the maze of images online.

1. The editors of VJIC are accepting proposals manuscript, for Issue 
#4 (September 2013) that address, but is not limited to, the 
following topics:

- The challenge to traditional institutions - what role for galleries 
and museums;
- The democratization of the medium of photography: implications for 
practice and access;
- The movement of marginalized or ghettoized voices towards visibility;
- Curators of / in the Internet era;
- Bloggers - voice or chaos;
- Erik Kessels - case study;
- Online communities - case studies: e.g. Flickr, Instagram, FlakPhoto;
- Snapshot as Art;
- Image search engines as gatekeepers; (ie: Taryn Simon and Aaron 
Swartz 'Image Atlas')

For proposal information refer to VJIC submissions or email issue 
editors, please include ' Your name + Issue #4 theme issue proposal 
manuscript' [see bellow].

2. The editors of VJIC are accepting Portfolio proposals for Issue #4 
(to be published September 2013) that are:

- inspired by the Internet (e.g. found photography, gifs, video, 
online archives, Internet cameras, Google and other search engines, 
social media, etc.)
- created to be exhibited exclusively on the Internet

The proposal has to include:

- a 100 word description of the project
- a link to where it is accessible online (a blog, website, social 
media, tumblr, flickr etc.). Do not send attachments (no pdfs or 
- address on the email 'Subject' line 'Issue #4 PORTFOLIO PROPOSAL' 
followed by your name

Send the proposal to the issue editors:

Katarzyna Majak: 
<mailto:majak.katarzyna at vasa-project.com>majak.katarzyna [at] 
Rui G. Cepeda: <mailto:cepeda.rui at vasa-project.com>cepeda.rui [at] 

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