We invite proposals for 30-minute presentations (20 minutes presentation and 10 minutes for discussion) from various disciplines, such as: photography, art history and theory, visual sociology, anthropology, museology, philosophy, ethnography, cultural studies, visual and media studies, communications, and fine and graphic arts. 

Submitted proposals for presentations should address, but are not limited to one of the following:

Vernacular, Snapshot and Everyday Photography

  • The nature of everyday photography: producing, collecting, displaying, categorizing and distributing the everyday image
  • The ephemeral nature of everyday photography
  • Found vernacular photography: issues of privacy and ownership
  • The Digital Archive: a new materiality
  • Personal photo album vs a shared public database
  • Redefining the family album
  • The digital rebirth of the surveillance society

 Traces of Memory & Identity

  • Everyday image: memory, place and everyday life
  • The indexical nature of everyday digital photography
  • Digital memory: a fluid strand of memory
  • Sharing photographs online: constructing family and private life
  • Empowering through vernacular photography
  • Producing and consuming photographic images

 The Effect of Photo-Sharing Applications & Social Networks

  • From Polaroid to Instagram
  • The Selfie phenomenon
  • Digital Photographic collections and communities: formulating, participating and social tagging
  • Collaborative photographic practices and experiences
  • Everyday photographic production and photo-sharing as a social process
  • Photo Diary/Weblog/Photostreams as narratives
  • Politics, revolutions and propaganda of photo-sharing

 Art and Everyday Photography

  • The everyday/snapshot aesthetic in art photography
  • Artists’ use of everyday photography – found or (re)created
  • Issues of appropriation and assimilation
  • The personal and collective in everyday photography
  • Curating the vernacular
  • Simulating and performing the vernacular

To propose a paper, please submit a 400-word (excluding references) abstract no later than June 1, 2016 (extended deadline June 30, 2015) by filling in the Submission Form ( For the purposes of blind refereeing, full name of each author with current affiliation and full contact details (address, email, phone number), title of presentation will be submitted separately, while a short biographical note (200 words) should be uploaded as a separate document in ICPT2016 Submission Form. Both documents (abstract and contact details) should be in English.

Submitted proposals will go through a blind peer-reviewing and authors will be notified of the acceptance of their proposals by July 30, 2016

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Submission for the ICPT2016 is now closed. Authors will be notified by July 30th

Deadline for submission: June 1, 2016. Extended Deadline: June 30, 2016
Notification of authors: July 30, 2016
Deadline for early registration: September 15, 2016
Deadline for late registration: November 15 2016
Conference: December 2-4, 2016

Members of the Organizing Committee (ICPT2016)

Nicolas Lambouris, Chair, Frederick University, Cyprus
Dr Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, Co-chair, Cyprus University of Technology
Dr Yiannis Toumazis, Frederick University Cyprus, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre and Pierides Foundation, Cyprus
Dr Elena Stylianou, European University Cyprus
Nicos Philippou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Nicholas Constantinou, Association of Teachers of Photography in Secondary Education, Cyprus
Dr Evi Tselika, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Artemis Eleftheriadou, Frederick University Cyprus
Despo Pasia, University College London, UK

Members of the Scientific Committee (ICPT2016)

Prof. Liz Wells, University of Plymouth, UK
Prof. Martha Langford, Concordia University, Canada
Prof. Merja Salo, Aalto University, Finland
Dr Elena Stylianou, European University Cyprus, Cyprus
Dr Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, Cyprus University of Technology
Dr. Annebella Pollen, University of Brighton
Clare Grafik, The Photographer’s Gallery, UK
Dr Evi Tselika, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Nicolas Lambouris, Frederick University, Cyprus
Artemis Eleftheriadou, Frederick University, Cyprus




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