Civil Contract of Photography
List Price: $22.95
Publisher: Zone Books
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
In this compelling work, Ariella Azoulay reconsiders the political and ethical statusof photography. Describing the power relations that sustain and make possible photographic meanings,Azoulay argues that anyone -- even a stateless person -- who addresses others through photographs oris addressed by photographs can become a member of the citizenry of photography. The civil contractof photography enables anyone to pursue political agency and resistance through photography.Photography, Azoulay insists, cannot be understood separately from the many catastrophes of recenthistory. The crucial arguments of her book concern two groups with flawed or nonexistentcitizenship: the Palestinian More...
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