Northern Light: Landscape Photography and Evocations of the North

July 4 2016 – July 5 2016

A conference exploring the ways that photographic images address notions of a Northern landscape.

This conference and related exhibition explores the ways that photographic images address notions of a Northern landscape – whether drawing on established traditions of art and photography or whether concerned with contemporary photographic and lens based practice.  The conference will bring together scholars and practitioners to discuss a wide range of practices and critical approaches, from both contemporary and historical perspectives.

Themes addressed will include:


• The diversity of regional representations of the Northern Landscape – North Britain, Canada, the Arctic regions, Northern Europe, the Nordic countries, Siberia

• A range of critical themes – the peopled, vernacular, landscape;  the Anthropocene; wilderness landscapes; landscape photography as a record of actuality or as conceived and imagined

• Contemporary practice as well as the historical development of landscape photography

• The relationship to painting, to the Northern Renaissance, and to the Sublime.

Conference Website

Image © Simon Roberts, courtesy Flowers Gallery

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