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PhotoHistory/PhotoFuture Conference

A three-day conference exploring the practice, profession, scholarship, preservation and access to photography’s history, present day expression and projected opportunities and challenges for the future. First presented in April 2018, we anticipate offering it on an every-other year schedule.

The conference is a forum for reporting recent research findings, sharing current professional and scholarly practices, and discussing subjects pertinent to the broadly defined history and future of photography, including motion pictures. The conference seeks to engage practitioners, librarians, archivists and the diverse scholarly disciplines and a variety of research methods on historically significant subjects and topics of future interest. The 2018 conference program may be viewed as illustrative of the conference’s scope and ambition.

PhotoHistory/PhotoFuture is sponsored and organized by RIT Press, the not-for-profit scholarly book publishing enterprise at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Following the two-day presentation of scholarship, the conference concludes with a photography-focused Antiquarian Show and Sale on Sunday.