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Dossier „(Audio)Visions: Photography, cinema and memory”

Werkstatt-Eintrag am 13. Juli 2020

Die Fachzeitschrift Novos Olhares (Brasilien) hat ein Dossier mit dem Schwerpunkt (audio-)visuelle Kommunikation veröffentlicht. Initiiert und auf den Weg gebracht wurde die Publikation von der Visual Culture Working Group in der IAMCR.


The dossier entitled “(Audio)Visions: Photography, cinema and memory” is edited by Thomas Wiedemann on behalf of the Visual Culture Working Group (VIC) of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). This worldwide professional organization in the field of communication studies promotes media and communication research throughout the globe, addressing socio-political, technological, policy and cultural processes at all levels. That being said, within IAMCR, VIC focuses on artistic, cultural, socio-cultural and technological studies in visual media and communication – pictures and photography, respectively, but also cinema, audiovisuals and arts – from a critical view point that might enhance the international field of communication studies. In this spirit, after the IAMCR Conference 2019 held in Madrid, Spain, the idea arose to publish some of the research papers by members of the working group that dealt with themes of the dossier.

Referring in particular to the national background of its authors, the dossier turned out to be an homage to Spain, where the Association’s Conference took place last year, and to Finland, host country of this year’s IAMCR Conference. More precisely, the IAMCR Conference 2020 was initially planned to be held in Beijing, China. However, due to COVID-19, it then was transferred to the city of Tampere, Finland, and finally became a virtual event given the current situation in the world.

In sum, the dossier includes 12 research articles that are original work of scholars (PhD and PhD candidates) coming from eight different countries in Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America (Spain and Finland, but also Austria, Brazil, China, Sweden, United States and Venezuela). Thereby, we are especially proud to announce two guests of honor: Josep Maria Català Domènech, Professor Emeritus at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain, and expert in audiovisual communication of many year’s standing, and Kaarle Nordenstreng, Professor Emeritus at Tampere University as the host of the Association’s conference this year when China had no more conditions because of the pandemic.

The official launch of the dossier will be during VIC Online Session at the IAMCR Conference 2020, 12-16 July.


  • Thomas Wiedemann (LMU Munich, Germany): Preface

  • Jesse Drew, Glenda Drew (University of California, Davis, US): Algorithmic cinema and collective memory

  • Weiting Hsiao (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China): Analysis on the perspective and value of the “cultivation” documentary images

  • Fernando Redondo Neira (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain): Cine familiar y emigración: Imagen, reconstrucción y memoria

  • Ana Sedeño-Valdellós (Universidad de Málaga, Spain): Cultura visua y música popular: El videoclip en la nueva ecología de los medios

  • Josep Maria Català Domènech (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain): Modos de ver, formas de pensar: Una genealogía de la posvisión

  • Johanna Pérez Daza (Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Venezuela): Prosumidores visuals: La fotografía incómoda en el contexto venezolano (2014-2018)

  • Tatu-Ilari Laukkanen (University of Tampere, Finland): Shanghai gangster films and the politics of change: A study of Lord of the East China Sea (1993) and The Last Tycoon (2012)

  • Ansgar Fellendorf (Vienna School of International Studies and Vienna University of Technology): Shifting surface: Satellite imagery of the Arctic Sea ice and climate change discourse

  • Kaarle Nordenstreng (University of Tampere, Finland): The challenge of the BRICS countries: Overview of an international project

  • Niina Uusitalo (University of Tampere, Finland): Unveiling unseen climate practices on Instagram

  • Maria Nilsson (Stockholm University, Sweden): Visualizing the experience of flight: Photojournalistic portraits and refugee migration

  • César Biégas Faquin, Denize Araujo (Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil): Visual hybridizations in two audiovisual productions

Full texts (open access)

Thomas Wiedemann (Hrsg.): (Audio)Visions: Photography, Cinema and Memory. Novos Olhares – Revista de Estudios sobre Práticas de Recepção a Produtos Midiáticos 9. Jg. (2020), Nr. 1.

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