We are excited to accept proposals for presentations, displays, exhibits, round tables, panels, interactive workshops and more. Below is a non-exhaustive list of possible approaches, all of them residing at the point of connection between Fashion, Performance and Photography. Themes may include, but are not limited to;
History / Eras / Styles
Limits (nudity, leather, sexuality)
Cities / Centres of power – Milan, NY, Paris
Power / Power dynamics
Who’s behind the camera / Who’s in front / Who’s in charge?
Age – from adolescent to ancient
Careers – models, photographers
Art / Commodity / Marketing Tool
Ownership of image
Celebrity and Music – think Bowie / Adam Ant / Grace Jones / Annie Lennox / Madonna / Lady Gaga – all of whom have created themselves as fashion icons
Gender and celebrity – again, think Bowie / Adam Ant / Grace Jones / Annie Lennox whose fashion sense and androgyny made headlines and careers
Sports / Sports Figures
Body image – who determines what body type to photograph / who determines what’s sexy?
Manipulation of image / identity
Crime / Criminals
Selfies / Instagram – fashion icons with their own accounts and photos, such as Iman
History of the Fashion Industry in photos
Culture / Regional Issues / Empowerment /
Retail / Commodities / Commercialization of beauty
Performance – the Catwalk / Dance
Tourism – Fashion week is a big draw in NY, Milan, Paris, and photos are at the core
Display / Exhibit
And more. If you don’t see something here that you think belongs, please drop us a line! We are happy to entertain other ideas that examine the rich, generative, and exciting space that these two fields of power and art create.
Our main goal is to facilitate dialogue and spark innovative collaborations and discussions at an international level, in a dynamic and interactive setting. Thus, we welcome participants from all relevant disciplines, professions and vocations (NGO personnel, aid workers, researchers, mental and physical health professionals, educators, human rights activists, counsellors, social workers, policy makers, journalists, lawyers, politicians, business owners, military personnel, photographers, designers, editors, journalists, customs workers and members of the border patrol, labour specialists, historians, sociologists, psychologists, economists, anthropologists, ethnographers social media experts, artists and many more).