What survives in the image, often in spite of all, is often conceived in terms of afterlife. This workshop goes further to propose that there are multiple other lives at work that encourage new thinking around aesthetics, history and the present.
This has implications for re-reading and repositioning many images, especially photographs that have been locked into certain kinds of framings, meanings or formats, often arising from genre conventions, institutional practices or technological constraints.
Allowing for multiple other lives has implications for images not only as remediations, but as intermediate forms that flow into literature, cinema and art in ways of which we are not always conscious, and where they might frequently operate in excess of any original purpose.
The workshop is inter-disciplinary. Speakers address the other (or potential other) lives of images that are initially categorised as ethnographic, documentary, family, scientific, and more.