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Invisible Traces: Postscript on Thomas Demand

Margaret Iversen

in Photography, Trace, and Trauma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226370026
eISBN:
9780226370330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226370330.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Photography

Demand’s practice of photographing three-dimensional models of photographic documents is supposedly aimed at subverting notions of photographic indexicality and automaticity. Michael Fried, for ... More


Exposure

Margaret Iversen

in Photography, Trace, and Trauma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226370026
eISBN:
9780226370330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226370330.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Photography

A traumatic theory of photography is developed in this chapter. It is established that Freud’s model of memory and trauma lie behind Walter Benjamin’s influential description of early photography as ... More


Sensing the Past

Zahid R. Chaudhary

in Afterimage of Empire: Photography in Nineteenth-Century India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677481
eISBN:
9781452946023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677481.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Photography

This chapter presents some final thoughts from the author. This book has attempted to show how photography might have something to teach us about the political formation of our own senses in a period ... More


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