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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 187–201.
Published: 01 May 2016
.... The repertoire of photographic works by Wendy Ewald, Susan Meiselas, and myself includes many such projects, but we put them side by side with projects in which, for example, the relationship between the different protagonists is less clear, the intentions behind the acts of photography are less favorable...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 177–189.
Published: 01 September 2013
... by Bill Jacobson, New York Figure 1b. Zoe Leonard, You see I am here after all, 2008 (installation view). Installation at Dia:Beacon, Beacon, NY. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Bill Jacobson, New York in practice Photography, the Archive...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 178–205.
Published: 01 January 1992
...Carol A. Stabile Figure 1. Shooting the Mother: Fetal Photography and the Politics of Disappearance Carol A. Stabile what name shall we call our selves now our mother is gone? Audre Lorde...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 1–41.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Karen Beckman Figure 1. Protestors at Tucker’s execution Dead Woman Glowing: Karla Faye Tucker and the Aesthetics of Death Row Photography Karen Beckman On 3 February 1998, the state of Texas executed Karla Faye Tucker by lethal injection for her role in the murders of Deborah...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (3 (99)): 49–73.
Published: 01 December 2018
... ( The All-Around Reduced Personality—Redupers , West Germany, 1978), and Berlin School director Angela Schanelec’s Marseille (Germany, 2004). Examining each film’s attitude toward photography through the lens of Siegfried Kracauer’s postwar theory of film realism, this article relates the politics...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 195–207.
Published: 01 September 2019
... specifically positioned as an artifact of our contemporary moment in technology and culture, addressing some of the more widely held assumptions about selfies and selfie culture today. Copyright © 2019 Camera Obscura 2019 Anne Collier selfie Woman with a Camera mirror photography appropriation...
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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 (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 215–229.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Rebecca J. DeRoo Abstract Agnès Varda frequently presented her career as encompassing three domains: photography, cinema, and visual art. While her cinema and late-career artistic work are widely accessible, her early photography remains a growing area of study. Moreover, it has often been repeated...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 67–107.
Published: 01 May 2009
... directly inspired by that article, Osucha links the doctrine's fundamental concern with privacy-as-property to new understandings of subjectivity, commodification, and the image produced at the nexus of an emergent commercial mass media and technological and social transformations of photography...
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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 (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 1–2.
Published: 01 May 2016
... and short-form reflections—that address such topics as collaboration in photography, cinema, and video; utopias and dystopias; history and memory; modes of singleness and of togetherness; technology, embodiment, and intimacy; and feminist and queer collective practices in media and activism in various times...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 1–2.
Published: 01 December 2016
... analyses and short-form reflections—that address such topics as collaboration in photography, cinema, and video; utopias and dystopias; history and memory; modes of singleness and of togetherness; technology, embodiment, and intimacy; and feminist and queer collective practices in media and activism...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 143–177.
Published: 01 December 2011
... is a reading of Born into Brothels , an award-winning film documenting the codirector and photojournalist Zana Briski's humanitarian project to emancipate the children of prostitutes in India by training them in photography and creating avenues for them to sell their own photographs of brothel life. A close...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 97–125.
Published: 01 December 2019
.... Whether the relationships are straight, gay, or bisexual; maternal, paternal, or filial; motivated, situational, or opportunistic; whether the worlds they inhabit are those of art photography, popular music, or medicine; whether their compulsions are addictive, obsessive, or narcissistic; the common story...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 187–213.
Published: 01 May 2021
... up and expand on her lifelong passion for still and moving images, painting, photography, and cinema. The author also shows how Varda has rethought and reworked certain subjects that mattered to her throughout her career, by means proper to this new medium. Varda always had the gift to give us...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 112–147.
Published: 01 September 1985
... of photography women have rarely functioned as professional photographers, although frequently employed in entrepreneurial concerns as “operators,’ ’ assistants or assembly-linelabor for printing and processing, we could account for this absence by reference to the familiar...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 148–165.
Published: 01 September 1991
... of Barbara Kruger , Kate Linker. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1990. Photography at the Dock: Essays on Photographic History, Institutions, and Practices , Abigail Solomon-Godeau. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1991. Copyright © 1992 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1991 Reviews...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 129–155.
Published: 01 May 2003
... made by Salvador Dali, Luis Buñuel, Man Ray, and the like truly exploit to the fullest what many theorists have called the photographic principle of Surrealism. This principle contends that only photography embodies the Surrealist notions of the cou- pling of two realities—a principle noted...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 194–197.
Published: 01 May 1979
..., Chantal Aker- man, Richard Foreman, Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, Michael Snow and Joan Jonas. She has recently had an exhibition of her photography in New York at P.S. 1 and has just completed shooting Richard Fore- man’s new film Strong Medicine. Her two films, What Mazsze Knew (1974...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 64–87.
Published: 01 September 1990
..., among Photography’s commentators (sociol- ogists and semiologists), to seize upon a semantic relativity: no ‘reality’ (great scorn for the ‘realists’ who do not see that the photograph is always coded), nothing but artifice: Thesis, not Physis; the Photograph, they say...