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Photography and ontology: unsettling images

Photography and ontology: unsettling images

Brett, Donna West, editor; Lusty, Natalya, editor

This edited collection explores the complex ways in which photography is used and interpreted: as a record of evidence, as a form of communication, as a means of social and political provocation, as a mode of surveillance, as a narrative of the self, and as an art form. This edited collection explores the complex ways in which photography is used and interpreted: as a record of evidence, as a form of communication, as a means of social and political provocation, as a mode of surveillance, as a narrative of the self, and as an art form. What makes photographic images unsettling and how do the re-uses and interpretations of photographic images unsettle the self-evident reality of the visual field? Taking up these themes, this book examines the role of photography as a revelatory medium underscored by its complex association with history, memory, experience and identity

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Published London: Routledge, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Donna West Brett, Natalya Lusty
ISBN: 1351187740, 9781351187749
Physical Description: 204 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Series: Routledge history of photography
Subject: Photography.; Photography & photographs; Philosophy: aesthetics; The arts: general issues; History of art; Photography Philosophy.; Theory of art; Ontology.; Modernism
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Routledge history of photography.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780815374299

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. (Natalya Lusty and Donna West Brett)
  3. 1. Ontology or Metaphor?
  4. (Andrés Mario Zervigón)
  5. 2. Unsettling the Archive: The Stasi, Photography and Escape from the GDR
  6. (Donna West Brett)
  7. 3. Dark Archive: The Afterlife of Forensic Photographs
  8. (Katherine Biber)
  9. 4. Hard Looks: Faces, Bodies, Lives in Early Sydney Police Portrait Photography
  10. (Peter Doyle)
  11. 5. Anticipatory Photographs: Sarah Pickering and An-My Lê
  12. (Shawn Michelle Smith)
  13. 6. Eli Lotar’s Para-urban Visions
  14. (Natalya Lusty)
  15. 7. The Presence of Video: Making the Displaced and Disappeared Self Visible
  16. (John Di Stefano)
  17. 8. Contemplating Life: Rinko Kawauchi’s Autobiography of Seeing
  18. (Jane Simon)
  19. 9. Suspending Productive Time: some photographs by Gabriel Orozco and Jacques Rancière’s thinking of modern aesthetics.
  20. (Toni Ross)
  21. 10. Photography as Indexical Data: Hans Eijkelboom and Pattern Recognition Algorithms
  22. (Daniel Palmer)
  23. 11. Afterword: Photography Against Ontology
  24. (Blake Stimson)