The Burden of Representation: Essays on Photographies and Histories / Edition 1

The Burden of Representation: Essays on Photographies and Histories / Edition 1

by John Tagg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816624054

ISBN-13: 9780816624058

Pub. Date: 09/01/1993

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

The author traces a history which has implications not only for the theory and practice of conventionally separated areas of amateur, professional, technical, documentary and art photography, but also for the understanding of the role of photography in processes of modern social regulation.

Overview

The author traces a history which has implications not only for the theory and practice of conventionally separated areas of amateur, professional, technical, documentary and art photography, but also for the understanding of the role of photography in processes of modern social regulation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816624058
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
09/01/1993
Edition description:
1
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
944,095
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

A democracy of the image; photographic portraiture and commodity production; evidence, truth and order; photographic records and the growth of the state; a means of surveillance; the photograph as evidence in law; a legal reality - a photograph as property in law; God's sanitary law - slum clearance and photography in late 19th century Leeds; the currency of the photograph - new deal reformism and documentary rhetoric; contacts, worksheets - notes on photography; history and representation.

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