CFP - Photogtaphy & Modern Architecture

Porto, Portugal

April 22 2015 - April 24 2015

International Conference

Photography & Modern Architecture

call for papers open until January 22

open until January 22, 2015

Issued by

  • Project Photography, Modern Architecture and the “Scool of Oporto”: Interpretations around Teófilo Rego Archive (PTDC/ATP-AQI/4805/2012; FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-028054)
  • Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araújo of Escola Superior Artística do Porto
  • Casa da Imagem da Fundação Manuel Leão

Architecture and photography have maintained a close relation since the inception of the photographic field. Investigating the nature of this relations as well as identifying the fabric of their multidimensional dialogues constitutes an extremely rich field of research, one that has been gaining ever more relevance in actual agenda. 

Starting from CEAA’s currently unfolding research project – Photography, Modern Architecture and the 'School of Oporto', Interpretions around Teófilo Rego Archive (FAMEP) – we are inviting the scientific community to explore with us possible configurations of those relations. We are, thus, welcoming any contributions on those relations emerging from the fields of Architecture and Photography as well as from their respective histories and theories. 

Specifically, we are most interested in papers addressing privileged relationships between photographers and architects; papers that explore uses of photographic imagery and its associations with architecture; papers that investigate practices of architectural representation in their associations with photography or even papers dealing with the appropriation of the photographic medium by the architect. 

We are equally interested in assembling a theoretical body of knowledge having for its foundations common arguments between architecture and photography – e.g. the cases of spatial issues or the use of light as a conceptual tool – as well as any case studies and different readings of architectonic and photographic experiments. 

We welcome proposals for 20-minute presentations in English, which should include:

  • Title of the proposal
  • Applicant’s identification (name, institution, country, position and email)
  • Abstract (up to 300 words)
  • Short curriculum vitae (up to 300 words)

Proposals must be sent in Word (.doc format) by email to

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