Picturing Atrocity: Photography in Crisis

Picturing Atrocity: Photography in Crisis


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781861898722
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 06/15/2012
Edition description: Original
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Geoffrey Batchen is a photography historian and professor of art history at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Mick Gidley is emeritus professor of American literature and culture at the University of Leeds. Nancy K. Miller is Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center of the City College of New York. Jay Prosser is a reader in the humanities in the School of English at the University of Leeds.

Table of Contents

      Jay Prosser

1. Response and Responsibility
Words Can Kill: Haiti and the Vocabulary of Disaster
      Rebecca Solnit
Visible and Invisible Scars of Wounded Knee
      Mick Gidley
Severed Hands: Authenticating atrocity in the Congo, 1904–13
      Christina Twomey
Atrocity and Action: The Performative Force of the Abu Ghraib Photographs
      Peggy Phelan
2. Becoming Iconic
Photographing Atrocity: Becoming Iconic?
      Griselda Pollock
The Iconography of Famine
      David Campbell
A Single Image of Famine in China
      D. J. Clark
History at a Standstill: Agency and Gender in the Image of Civil Rights
      Elizabeth Abel
3. Photographing Atrocity
Body on a Hillside
      Susan Meiselas
      Shahidul Alam
4. Circulation and Public Culture
The Iconic Image of the Mushroom Cloud and the Cold War Nuclear Optic
      Robert Hariman and John Louis Lucaites
The Girl in the Photograph: The Visual Legacies of War
      Nancy K. Miller
Atrocity, the "As If," and Impending Death from the Khmer Rouge
      Barbie Zelizer
The Falling Man
      Tom Junod
5. Ordinary Atrocities
Street Photographs in Crisis: Cernauti, Romania, c. 1943
      Marianne Hirsch and Leo Spitzer
Picturing the Perpetrator
      Paul Lowe
War Trophy Photographs: Proof or Pornography?
      Hilary Roberts
Picturing an "Ordinary Atrocity": The Sharpeville Massacre
      Darren Newbury
6. Atrocity Askance
Looking Askance
      Geoffrey Batchen
Documentary Pictorial: Luc Delahaye's Taliban, 2001
      Mark Durden
The Execution Portrait
      Ariella Azoulay
Toward a Hyperphotography
      Fred Ritchin
7. The Afterlife of Photographs
Lament of the Images
      Alfredo Jaar and David Levi Strauss
Photographic Interference
      Lorie Novak

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