Disappearing Witness Change in Twentieth-Century American Photography

ISBN-10: 0801871670
ISBN-13: 9780801871672
Edition: 2003
Authors: Gretchen Garner
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Description: American photographers documented and defined the twentieth century in a remarkable array of images, the style and content of which evolved dramatically over the course of the century. In Disappearing Witness, photographer and art historian Gretchen  More...

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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 7/30/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 328
Size: 8.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

American photographers documented and defined the twentieth century in a remarkable array of images, the style and content of which evolved dramatically over the course of the century. In Disappearing Witness, photographer and art historian Gretchen Garner chronicles this transformation, from the introduction of the 35-millimeter camera in the 1920s to the digital photography of today. Accompanied by over 125 key works in the history of photography -- fine-art, documentary, and editorial -- her thoughtful and enlightening discussion traces American photography's aesthetic, commercial, and technological changes, as the medium's primary role of spontaneous witness gradually gave way to contrived arrangement and artistic invention. Garner discusses direct witness as the dominant paradigm for American photographers from the 1920s to the 1960s. During these decades, photographers saw their medium primarily as a vehicle for truthful description and sometimes as a weapon against social injustice. In the 1960s, however, photographic practice and its cultural significance shifted to reflect more personal, idiosyncratic, and staged visions of reality -- a trend, Garner notes, that has intensified with digital photography. The major portion of the book is devoted to post-1960s work, exploring how the changes have affected portraiture, documentary, landscape, still life, fashion, and the new genre of self-imagery. In documenting this transformation in American photography, Disappearing Witness forcefully rethinks the history of photography itself.

List of Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
Photography of Witness
Being There: Spontaneous Witness
Speed and the Machine
Fine-Art Photography, Redefined
Documentary
The Magazines
Spirit in Photography
Disappearing Witness
New Paradigms: Uelsmann, Michals, and Samaras
Documentary-Style and Street Photography
Photography about Photography: The Academy and the Art World
New Landscapes, New Portraits: The Seventies and Eighties
The Subject Self
Arrangement, Invention, and Appropriation
Digitized Photography
Conclusion
Notes

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