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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 61–91.
Published: 01 September 2012
... flannel suits: the Organization Woman. J. E. Smyth is associate professor of history at the University of Warwick (UK). She is the author of Reconstructing American Historical Cinema from Cimarron to Citizen Kane (2006) and Edna Ferber's Hollywood: American Fictions of Gender, Race, and History...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (3 (99)): 147–155.
Published: 01 December 2018
... women-driven initiatives that offer responses to current industrial practices: Women in Film and Television Germany (WIFTG), Pro Quote Film (PQF), and the grassroots organization Into the Wild Mentoring (ITW). Their approaches to dealing with sexism and structural inequalities continue...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 163–183.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Edited by Eva Kuhn; Ute Holl In October 2016, we organized a symposium in Basel, Switzerland, in commemoration of Chantal Akerman. Through screenings of her films, as well as talks, presentations, and accounts of friends and collaborators, the event focused on issues of remembering and forgetting...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 185–195.
Published: 01 May 2019
...; Ambika P3, who presented a major exhibition, Chantal Akerman: NOW (2015); the conference “After Chantal” organized by the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media at the University of Westminster in 2016; and the upcoming publication dedicated to Akerman by the Moving Image Review and Art...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 125–133.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Kristen Fallica This essay commemorates the fortieth anniversary of the independent feminist film organization Women Make Movies (WMM) by reflecting on its history and relationship to larger currents in feminist media culture. Based on archival research, this contribution to Camera Obscura 's...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 147–155.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Debra Zimmerman; Patricia White Debra Zimmerman, executive director of Women Make Movies, talks about the organization on the occasion of its fortieth anniversary with Camera Obscura editorial collective member and Women Make Movies board chair Patricia White. Women Make Movies was formed in 1972...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 73–109.
Published: 01 December 2009
... of difference regulating human organization and politics are as temporary and as transient as all historical artifacts. Alterity-as-biopolitics is also, however, a kind of traumatic sign that persists across history, and its meaning is often concealed. The article concludes with speculation about cinema's...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 131–159.
Published: 01 May 2010
... the panoptic authority of power. In their integration of writing and images, self-display and participation, present-tense transience and persistent traces, cam sites and other organized forums for cyber-exhibitionism materialize today's archival conflicts between visual and textual control, between...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (3 (99)): 1–19.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of women’s cinema at present, visible in the rise of the Berlin School, the development of women-oriented production collectives, and the resurgence of feminist organizing on behalf of gender parity in the contemporary German film industry. Copyright © 2018 Camera Obscura 2018 This content is made...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): iv–29.
Published: 01 December 2020
... the political stakes of documentary photography’s formal conventions. First, it analyzes candid snapshots of recent protests for women’s rights in India, focusing on an iconic photograph by Chhachhi of Satyarani Chadha, a community organizer and women’s rights activist, at a rally in New Delhi in 1980...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 132–141.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Jasmine Nichole Cobb In this interview, artist and scholar Deborah Willis describes the work of excavating and organizing the history of Black photography. Willis’s groundbreaking scholarship helped to formally establish an archive of Black visual practice before libraries and cultural institutions...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 137–139.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Vanessa Haroutunian Abstract This essay describes how the Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant came into fruition, created by the pioneering lesbian experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer and administered through the New York City nonprofit organization Queer|Art. In 2017, Hammer...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 123–127.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., Evidentiary Bodies (2018), from single-channel video to multichannel video installation. The author describes working with Hammer during the last year of her life and explains the process of organizing the 2019 exhibition Barbara Hammer: In This Body at the Wexner Center for the Arts, which premiered...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 115–147.
Published: 01 May 2022
... that a non‐spectral new woman, Lidia, faces at a particular juncture in Italian history. Her initial flânerie , in which she attempts to dissolve her bourgeois identity‐property, fails as she becomes conscious that what seems to be the space of indeterminacy and becoming is in fact a thoroughly organized...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (1 (112)): 81–101.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Tim Ridlen Abstract Finch College was a small women's liberal arts college located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan open from 1900 to 1975. The Contemporary Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art held a number of important exhibitions for conceptual art, experimental media, and film organized...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Maya Sidhu Abstract This article demonstrates how the interwar French suffragist organization la Femme nouvelle used the platform of the newsreel to make political claims through its collaboration with Pathé’s newsreel magazine Actualités féminines or Women's News . Through the filming...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 5–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
... impacted feminist organizing in Canada. The author argues that the lack of primary and secondary records of these collectives represents a significant gap in historical memory on several levels, signaling the forgetting of a moment when technology, public broadcasting, and feminist activism merged. As both...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 133–139.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Elizabeth Losh Tactics for feminist organizing are changing with the rise of new technologies. From the standpoint of expending digital labor, not all of these changes seem to be for the better. This essay looks at the practices of the international collective FemTechNet, a network of hundreds...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 177–183.
Published: 01 December 2016
... by organizing a public event in which excerpts from the censorship documents were uploaded to Wikipedia . Figure 1. Radha May, When the Towel Drops, Volume 1, Italy, 2015. Installation at the Granoff Center for the Arts, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. Courtesy of the artist...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 101–127.
Published: 01 May 2015
... principles that “organize the ethical experience of the aphrodisia. ” This article thus interrogates the technology of care on Jersey Shore as a node where affects, ethics, and sexual practices intersect in order to argue that by writing off Jersey Shore as unethical, we ignore the ethics building...