Photography and Ontology: Unsettling Images

1st Edition

Donna West Brett, Natalya Lusty

Published September 10, 2018
Reference - 204 Pages - 47 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815374299 - CAT# K338510
Series: Routledge History of Photography

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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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