This presentation features the team behind Photography Unbound, an exploratory digital initiative of the Getty Research Institute (GRI). This project brings together scholars across traditional geographic and national divisions to explore the potential of computer vision to inform a global study of 19th-century photography.
As photographers, collectors, and institutions across the globe used the new industrial technologies of photography to record, catalog, and organize visual images, so does this project seek to use 21st-century technologies to investigate the traces of those historical activities.
Central to the project is an analysis of photographic albums and an investigation of the opportunities digital tools can provide for both scholars and the general public to understand the material and political qualities traditionally foreclosed by the bounded nature of their physical forms.
Venue: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, Level B1, City Hall Wing
Admission: Free; Pre-registration required
When: 3 Dec 2022, 3pm - 4.30pm