Family Frames: Photography, Narrative and Postmemory
List Price: $16.00
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Family photographs - snapshots and portraits, affixed to the refrigerator or displayed in gilded frames, crammed into shoeboxes or catalogued in albums - preserve ancestral history and perpetuate memories. Indeed, photography has become the family's primary instrument of self-representation. In Family Frames, Marianne Hirsch uncovers both the deception and the power behind this visual record. Hirsch provocatively explores the photographic conventions for constructing family relationships and discusses artistic strategies for challenging these constructions. When we capture our family photographically, we are often responding to an idealized image. Contemporary artists and writers, Hirsch More...
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