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Body at Risk Photography of Disorder, Illness, and Healing

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ISBN-10: 0520247337

ISBN-13: 9780520247338

Edition: 2005

Authors: Carol Squiers

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The Body at Risk: Photography of Disorder, Illness, and Healing is the first book to explore the ways that photojournalists and social documentarians have conceptualized the human subject as a site of both good and ill health. The volume looks at photographs depicting child laborers; Depression-era health programs; general medical care in the southern United States at mid-century; people with HIV, AIDS, and polio, along with their caretakers and the health workers who advocate for them; environmental pollution; physical and psychological injuries received during warfare; domestic violence; and emergency care in the modern urban hospital. It brings together ten significant bodies of…    
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 1/4/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 200
Size: 9.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Carol Squiers is a writer, editor and curator who lives in New York City. Currently senior editor of American Photo magazine and regular contributor to Artforum, She has written for a wide variety of publications, including The New York Times, Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Village Voice, Art in America, and Aperture. She is a contributor to a number of books, including Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You (1999), Sandy Skoglund: Reality Under Seige (1998), Police Pictures: The Photographs as Evidence (1997), and The Contest of Meaning (1990). She is the editor of The Critical Image: Essays on Contemporary Photography (1990) and Overexposed: Essays on Contemporary Photography (2000). Between 1980 and…    

Lewis Wickes Hine: Child Labor
Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection: The Health Initiatives of the New Deal
W. Eugene Smith: Maude Callen, Nurse Midwife
Donna Ferrato: Domestic Violence in the U.S.
David T. Hanson: Environmental Pollution and the EPA
Eugene Richards: Emergency Room
Gideon Mendel: HIV & AIDS in Africa
Lori Grinker: Veterans of War
Ed Kashi: Aging in America
Sebastiao Salgado: The End of Polio
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