Over Exposed: Essays on Contemporary Photography

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In Over Exposed, a group of distinguished photographers, critics, and cultural historians examine the many roles of photography in contemporary western culture, covering questions about representation, sexual politics, public policy, and cultural activism.
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Overview

In Over Exposed, a group of distinguished photographers, critics, and cultural historians examine the many roles of photography in contemporary western culture, covering questions about representation, sexual politics, public policy, and cultural activism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565845220
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Pages: 330
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Ectoplasm: Photography in the Digital Age 9
Mirrors and Window Shoppers: Lesbians, Photography, and the Politics of Viability 24
Newton's Gravity 48
Krzysztof Wodiczko's Homeless Projection and the Site of Urban Revitalization 56
Instability and Dispersion 93
Oi: Opportunistic Identification, Open Identification in PWA Portraiture 105
On the Dissecting Table: The Unnatural Coupling of Surrealism and Photography 123
Adjusting the Focus for an Indigenous Presence 134
Playing with Dolls 153
A Note on Photography and the Simulacral 169
Mortal Coil: Eros and Diaspora in the Photographs of Rotimi Fani-Kayode 183
Photography and Fetish 211
Selling Green 220
Missing Women: Rethinking Early Thoughts on Images of Women 229
Living with Contradictions: Critical Practices in the Age of Supply-Side Aesthetics 247
Class Struggle: The Invention of Paparazzi Photography and the Death of Diana, Princess of Wales 269
The Pleasures of Looking: The Attorney General's Commission on Pornography versus Visual Images 305
Acknowledgments 327
About the Contributors 328
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