Photography and Ontology: Unsettling Images (Routledge History of Photography) (Hardcover)

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By Donna West Brett (Editor), Natalya Lusty (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. 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.

About the Author

Donna West Brett is a lecturer in art history at the University of Sydney.Natalya Lusty is an Associate Professor in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780815374299
ISBN-10: 0815374291
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: September 10th, 2018
Pages: 204
Language: English
Series: Routledge History of Photography