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The call for papers for the 6th Helsinki Photomedia Conference is now over. We sincerely thank all the scholars, professionals, photographers, and practitioners working with photographic imaging for sharing your insights and diverse perspectives on the theme: Contact of Models.

Conference dates: 11-13 April 2024

Venue: Dipoli, Aalto University (Otakaari 24, 02150 Espoo, Finland)

Submission Guidelines 

  1. Extended Abstract: 800-1000 words describing the research objectives, methodology, and key findings or contributions.
  2. Keywords: Follow the abstract with no more than 5 keywords to pinpoint the main themes of the proposal
  3. Biography: A brief biography (up to 100 words) of the author(s).

Format: PDF or Word Document 


Language: All submissions must be in English. 

Originality: All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. 

Theme: Contact of Models

Photography implies a contact with a specific perceiving body. It requires matching different models and sometimes conflicting registers of evidence. It suggests a series of encounters, negotiations and agreements between photographers and their subjects, the viewers, and the images themselves. Despite the emerging new technologies and rapid ways of dissemination, images are still encountered at various stages of their existence one-to-one, in the interaction between a viewer and a medium.

More on the theme.


We invite participants to address and challenge these concerns from the perspective of their practice, guided by the following intertwined subthemes: 

  1. Technological mediations
  2. Artistic research practices
  3. Images and representations

The committee will select evaluators based on the declared category(ies).

Important Dates

– Call for Paper Open: October 20, 2023 

– Submission Deadline Extended to: January 15th, 2024

– Notification of Acceptance: January 31, 2024  

Registration and Fees

– Early Bird (15 January – 29 February 2024): 175 €

– Regular (1 March – 31 March 2024): 250€

– Student Fee: 125€

Contact Information 

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Please specify in the subject line: ‘SUBMISSION’ for questions concerning the submission process.