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Photography, History, Difference

by Tanya Sheehan

Thinking differently about photography and its histories


Argentine, Mexican, and Guatemalan Photography: Feminist, Queer, and Post-Masculinist Perspectives

by David William Foster

One of the important cultural responses to political and sociohistorical events in Latin America is a resurgence of urban photography, which typically blends high art and social documentary. But unlike other...


Photography and Its Violations

by John Roberts

Theorists critique photography for “objectifying” its subjects and manipulating appearance for the sake of art. In this bold counterargument, John Roberts recasts photography’s violating powers and aesthetic...


Dynamics and Performativity of Imagination: The Image Between the Visible and the Invisible

by Bernd Huppauf & Christoph Wulf

In this interdisciplinary anthology, essays study the relationship between the imagination and images both material and mental. Through case studies on a diverse array of topics including photography, film,...


On Photography

National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism 1977

by Susan Sontag

Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism.

One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as "a progress of essays...


Civil Imagination: A Political Ontology of Photography

by Ariella Azoulay

Understanding photography is more than a matter of assessing photographs, writes Ariella Azoulay. The photograph is merely one event in a sequence that constitutes photography and which always involves an actual...


Biopolitical Media: Catastrophe, Immunity and Bare Life

by Allen Meek

This book presents an historical account of media and catastrophe that engages with theories of biopolitics in the work of Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri and others. It explains...


Another Way of Telling

by John Berger

"There are no photographs which can be denied. All photographs have the status of fact. What is to be examined is in what way photography can and cannot give meaning to facts." With these words, two of our most...