Depth of Field is a peer-reviewed journal, published in English. It offers an interdisciplinary platform for researchers from scientific disciplines such as art history, history, media technology and visual anthropology. Scholars are invited to publish about a broad range of aspects of the camera image, including technical, historical and social issues.
· Depth of Field focuses on the publication of scientific articles about the history and theory of photography and related media in The Netherlands and Belgium, within an international context.
· These articles may offer a monographic or thematic approach, and may feature historical or contemporary aspects, from either an empirical or theoretical perspective.
· Depth of Field is published by Leiden University Press (LUP). It also includes the articles from the loose-leaf publication Geschiedenis van de Nederlandse fotografie in monografiën en thema-artikelen (History of Dutch Photography in monographic and thematic articles), better known in the Netherlands as the ‘Fotolexicon’ (Photo Lexicon). Most articles from the Fotolexicon, published between 1984 and 2011, will be included in Depth of Field and will be made available in this way to an international public.
· Depth of Field will be published twice yearly, containing approximately five articles per issue.
· The journal is edited by: Maartje van den Heuvel, MA (Curator of Photography, Leiden University, editor in chief), Dr. Hans Rooseboom (Curator of Photography, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam), Saskia Asser, MA (Independent photo historian and researcher, Amsterdam) and Dr. Tamara Berghmans (Curator FotoMuseum Antwerpen and lecturer at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels).