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.
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.
Release date NZ
September 10th, 2018
Edited by Donna West Brett
Edited by Natalya Lusty
Country of Publication
12 Halftones, color; 35 Halftones, black and white; 47 Illustrations, black and white