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Olympics Special Issue
Call for Photo-Essays and Papers
A collaboration between Visual Studies and the Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths.
The Olympics is without doubt a highly visual phenomenon, from spectacular opening ceremonies to iconic depictions of athletic bodies in motion to the photo-finish. Yet seductive as these iconic and spectacular images may be, they show us only one view of the Olympic phenomenon. Many other perspectives and many other images can and should be made to explore the multiple layers of this complex global event and its impact on the people and places affected by the powerful social, political and cultural forces it condenses.
To coincide with the London 2012 Olympics, Visual Studies in conjunction with the Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths will publish a visually-led special issue consisting of photo-essays and written contributions. We therefore invite submissions that extend our social vision of this global event and the repertoire of images typically used for its representation, exploring its impact on individuals, communities and the urban environment. We are interested in submissions that explore these issues for previous Olympic cities as well as London 2012.
We are specifically inviting two types of submission: photo-essays and short written papers (with or without illustrations).
Read the full call for submissions at http://bit.ly/vsolympicsissue