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Published: 09 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375982-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7598-2
... This chapter analyzes street photography, one of the most popular contemporary photographic portrait forms across black urban communities in the United States and Jamaica. In street photography clients pose for Polaroids or digital pictures before makeshift hand-painted photographic backdrops...
Published: 03 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373414-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7341-4
... Chapter 1 situates digital efforts to record death within a long history of photographic and filmic attempts from the invention of the daguerreotype in 1839 through the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. The chapter unifies disparate images—Civil War and lynching photographs, early cinema’s...
Published: 03 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007180-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0718-0
... first to turn to digital technologies to craft diy careers. Correspondingly, girly photography was com- monly interpreted as a prominent effect of advances in digital cameras. It is true that many women who turned to photography in the 1990s initially used digital cameras. After gaining recognition...
Published: 21 May 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021339-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2133-9
... lines of sight. 29 Our new media landscape and the technologies that undergird it (including digital photography) only raise the stakes of that endeavor, they (rightly) claim, even as this new real ity heightens skepticism about photography as a medium able to help us see and be seen.30 Photography may...
Published: 17 April 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1204-7
... 2013, are featured mainly at the opening of each part. Each of these images is composed from more than one thousand separate photo graphs, and then, through a laborious pro cess, digitally stitched together to give the appearance of a single large- scale shot (see, for examples, figures 3.1, 5.1, 7.1...
Published: 30 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012436-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1243-6
...EPILOGUE Curating Photography, Seeing Community On an unseasonably warm night in November 2015, I opened the doors to Twelve Gates Arts in Philadelphia for the opening of my exhibition, Ruins and Fabrications. The air was thick with humidity, and the brackish smell of the Delaware River just a few...
Published: 26 June 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007340-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0734-0
... that this stubbornness of the Referent in always being there would produce the essence I was looking for 27 As photography becomes increas- ingly digitized, its movement becomes ever more noticeable. The reproduc- Errantry, the Social Body, and Photography 273 ibility of the same image (even though...
Published: 12 June 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007463-014
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0746-3
...Conclusion Above the Abyss A Reflection on Photography as an Instrument of Memory time and memory are two of the broadest categories in human thought, fundamentals of philosophy, and of thought about thought. Interpreta- tions of Prokudin- Gorsky s photographic project now universally avail- able...
Published: 26 June 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007340-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0734-0
... photography in the digital age, its fraught physical past, outmoded materials, or its uses in terms of surveillance, art photography in Mali does not currently ques- tion its existence as photography.14 The only artist who takes a somewhat conceptualist approach but one still strongly connected to Malian...
Published: 30 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012436-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1243-6
...INTRODUCTION The Work of Seeing: Photography and Representation in Diaspora In the spring of 2005, I walked down the worn wooden off- ramp of a subway station in Queens, New York, through the leafy boulevards of a public park, to reach Fatal Love: South Asian American Art Now, an exhibition on view...
Published: 06 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009221-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0922-1
...3 Happy Combinations of Electricity and Photography Moving Image Transmission in the Early Cinema Era In chapter 1, I located the origins of cinema and television in two distinct formations of moving image media that were conceived simultaneously in the late nineteenth century: one based on...
Published: 07 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004585-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0458-5
... symbolic significance of a par tic u lar bridge, recurrent in photo graphs that I saw in Doudou Diop s sample album in Saint- Louis; in the regional and seasonal migrations of diff er ent types of labor (tailors and sailors) and their impact on photography and photog raphers; in the marriages that took...
Published: 07 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004585-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0458-5
...The Pleasures of State- Sponsored Photography C H A P TER 5 chapter fIve204 In 1996, an exhibition of African photography at the Gugenheim Museum in New York featured a series of Id- card photo graphs taken, in the early 1960s, by photographer Cornélius Yao Augustt Azaglo in rural Côte d Ivoire.1...
Published: 07 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004585-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0458-5
... PART I What Makes a Popu lar Photography? Ma première surprise a été de voir les lampes électriques: à Dakar, pas à Paris. (The first surprise was when I saw electric lights: in Dakar, not Paris.) léopold Sédar SeNghor (quoted IN NjamI, c était senghor) part I INtroductIoN36 Even without the...
Published: 27 August 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391432-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9143-2
Published: 03 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007180-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0718-0
...The Labor of Cute NET IDOLS IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY Inspired by the girly photographers, many young women took advantage of the expansion of the in- ternet and created personal websites that featured their self- portraits and diaries. According to a vet- eran net idol, it was in 1999 that fans...
Published: 03 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007180-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0718-0
...Introduction Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Epilogue Labor and Gender in Japan s Digital Economy Spike Jonze s Her tells the story of a man who falls in love with the operating system of his computer. Set in a future in which efficiency is expected not only in work relations but...
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By Mimi Sheller
Published: 16 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012733-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1273-3
...4 DIGITAL POWER The local and international response to the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti was an important turning point in consolidating the civil, govern- mental, and nongovernmental organizational use of locational technolo- gies for postdisaster recovery. In postearthquake Haiti, immediate...
Published: 06 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002338-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0233-8
...t w o. n e t w o r k s TRANScoding Biogenetics and Orgasm in the Transnational Digital Economy Building on the previous chapter s discussion of the technically managed image of Asian American gender embodiment as a means for delimiting the inside/outside of the U.S. national body, this chapter...
Published: 06 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009023-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0902-3
...Digital Urbanism Piratical Citizenship and the Infrastructure of Dissensus The po liti cal real ity, which is plain for anyone to see, is that China has many laws but no rule of law; it has a constitution but no constitutional government. The ruling elite continues to cling to its authoritarian...