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Global Photography By Erina Duganne

Global Photography by Erina Duganne

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Global Photography: A Critical History by Erina Duganne

This innovative text recounts the history of photography through a series of thematically structured chapters. Designed and written for students studying photography and its history, each chapter approaches its subject by introducing a range of international, contemporary photographers and then contextualizing their work in historical terms.

The book offers students an accessible route to gain an understanding of the key genres, theories and debates that are fundamental to the study of this rich and complex medium. Individual chapters cover major topics, including: * Description and Abstraction * Truth and Fiction * The Body * Landscape * War * Politics of Representation * Form * Appropriation * Museums * The Archive * The Cinematic * Fashion Photography

Boxed focus studies throughout the text offer short interviews, curatorial statements and reflections by photographers, critics and leading scholars that link photography's history with its practice. Short chapter summaries, research questions and further reading lists help to reinforce learning and promote discussion. Whether coming to the subject from an applied photography or art history background, students will benefit from this book's engaging, example-led approach to the subject, gaining a sophisticated understanding of international photography in historical terms.

Global Photography Reviews

"Global Photography boldly answers the calls to expand and reframe the grand narrative that scholars constructed for photography in the twentieth century. The book broadens the geographic and temporal scope of traditional surveys, integrates multiple voices, and places history into productive dialogue with the present-all while remaining critical of its own choices and cultural biases, and skeptical of any text that claims to represent the whole story of photography."

Tanya Sheehan, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Art, Colby College

About Erina Duganne

Erina Duganne is Associate Professor of Art History in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University where she teaches courses on modern and contemporary art, photography, and visual culture. She is the author of The Self in Black and White: Race and Subjectivity in Postwar American Photography, was a co-curator, a co-editor, and an essayist for the exhibition and accompanying publication, Beautiful Suffering: Photography and the Traffic in Pain (2007). Heather Diack is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History at the University of Miami. She is the author of Documents of Doubt: The Photographic Conditions of Conceptual Art (2020). Terri Weissman is Associate Professor of Art History in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where she teaches modern and contemporary art history, the history of photography and the history of design. She is also affiliated with the University of Illinois's Unit for Criticism and Interpretative Theory. She is the author of The Realisms of Berenice Abbott: Documentary Photography and Political Action and was co-curator and co-author for the exhibition and accompanying publication American Modern: Documentary Photographs by Abbott, Evans, and Bourke-White (2010).

Table of Contents


Heather Diack, Erina Duganne, and Terri Weissman

I. Realisms

Erina Duganne

1. Description and Abstraction


The Body Process

Focus Box: The Helsinki School

Timothy Persons

2. Truth and Fiction


Barry Stone

Staging Painting Constructions

II. Evidence

Terri Weissman

3. Measuring the Body

(Radical) Ethnography

Self and Body

Focus Box: Photography of the Minamata Disaster

Namiko Kunimoto


4. Mapping the Land



Focus Box: Ecocritical Voices

Subhankar Banerjee

T.J.Demos and Charlotte Cotton


III. Ethics

Heather Diack

5. Politics of Representation

Visual Signs


Identification and Dislocation

Focus Box: Documents and Documentary

Martha Rosler

6. Pictures of War

The Politics of Proximity Afterimages Bearing Witness

Focus Box: Images of War or War of Images?

Khaled Barakeh

IV. Art Heather Diack

7. Form

The Shape of Vision

The Unexpected in the Ordinary

Hybridity and Objecthood

Focus Box: Abstract Labor

Drew Sawyer

8. Appropriation

Iconic Images

Altered Histories

Ownership, Authorship and Originality

Focus Box: Advertisement Extraction: An interview with Juan David Laserna Montoya

Juan David Laserna Montoya, Gina McDaniel Tarver, and Erina Duganne

V. Collections

Erina Duganne

9. Museums

The Judgment Seat

African Agency

Focus Box: Correspondence and Annotation: An interview with Raqs Media Collective

Monica Narula, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, and Amy L. Powell

Everyday Pictures

10. Archives Collections

Focus Box: The Surface of Things: A History of Photography from the Swahili Coast

Prita Meier

Memory Time

VI. Expanded Field

Terri Weissman

11. Celebrity Style, the Publicity Shot, and the Maverick

Language of Fashion

Celebrity Design and the Editorial Layout

Focus Box: Owning Beauty

Stephanie Baptist

The Politics and Power of Dress

12. Photography and the Cinematic

An Uncertain Perception: Stilled Movement and Staged Stillness

Focus Box: Moving Stills

Marta Zarzycka

Extended Time in Still and Moving Images Projection

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Global Photography: A Critical History by Erina Duganne
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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