Autor: Shawn Michelle Smith
ISBN-13: 9780822369011
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 381
Gewicht: 586 g
Format: 226x151x35 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Photography and the Optical Unconscious

 Taschenbuch
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Photography is one of the principal filters through which we engage the world. The contributors to this volume focus on Walter Benjamin's concept of the optical unconscious to investigate how photography has shaped history, modernity, perception, lived experience, politics, race, and human agency. In essays that range from examinations of Benjamin's and Sigmund Freud's writings to the work of Kara Walker and Roland Barthes's famous Winter Garden photograph, the contributors explore what photography can teach us about the nature of the unconscious. They attend to sideways perception, develop latent images, discover things hidden in plain sight, focus on the disavowed, and perceive the slow. Of particular note are the ways race and colonialism have informed photography from its beginning. The volume also contains photographic portfolios by Zoe Leonard, Kelly Wood, and Kristan Horton, whose work speaks to the optical unconscious while demonstrating how photographs communicate on their own terms. The essays and portfolios in Photography and the Optical Unconscious create a collective and sustained assessment of Benjamin's influential concept, opening up new avenues for thinking about photography and the human psyche. Contributors. Mary Bergstein, Jonathan Fardy, Kristan Horton, Terri Kapsalis, Sarah Kofman, Elisabeth Lebovici, Zoe Leonard, Gabrielle Moser, Mignon Nixon, Thy Phu, Mark Reinhardt, Shawn Michelle Smith, Sharon Sliwinski, Laura Wexler, Kelly Wood, Andrés Mario Zervigón
Autor: Shawn Michelle Smith
ISBN-13 :: 9780822369011
ISBN: 082236901X
Erscheinungsjahr: 26.05.2017
Verlag: Combined Academic Publ.
Gewicht: 586g
Seiten: 381
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 226x151x35 mm, 112 illustrations, incl. 20 in color