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Picturing atrocity : photography in crisis / edited by Geoffrey Batchen, Mick Gidley, Nancy K. Miller ; Jay Prosser, principal editor.

  • Batchen, Geoffrey
Date
[2014]
  • Books

About this work

Publication/Creation

London : Reaktion Books, [2014]

Physical description

319 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-311).

Contents

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 ; Crossfire / 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 : Cernăuţi, 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.

Languages

  • English


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    History of Medicine
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ISBN

  • 9781861898722
  • 186189872X