Picturing Atrocity Photography in Crisis

ISBN-10: 186189872X

ISBN-13: 9781861898722

Edition: 2011

Authors: Geoffrey Batchen, Mick Gidley, Nancy K. Miller, Jay Prosser

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This title taps into the widespread interest in, and concern about, photographs of atrocity. The book contains a broad range of atrocity photographs from throughout history and around the world, as well as essays by well-known artists and photographers.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 5/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Laura Doan is professor of English at the State University of New York at Geneseo. She is the author of Fashioning Sapphism(Columbia, 2001), editor of The Lesbian Postmodern(Columbia, 1994), and coeditor of Sexology Uncensored,and Sexology in Culture.Jay Prosser is author of Second Skins: Body Narratives of Transsexuality(Columbia, 1998) and is lecturer in American literature at the University of Leeds.

Introduction
Response and Responsibility
Words Can Kill: Haiti and the Vocabulary of Disaster
Visible and Invisible Scars of Wounded Knee
Severed Hands: Authenticating Atrocity in the Congo, 1904-13
Atrocity and Action: The Performative Force of the Abu Ghraib Photographs
Becoming Iconic
Photographing Atrocity: Becoming Iconic?
The Iconography of Famine
A Single Image of Famine in China
History at a Standstill: Agency and Gender in the Image of Civil Rights
Photographing Atrocity
Body on a Hillside
Crossfire
Circulation and Public Culture
The Iconic Image of the Mushroom Cloud and the Cold War Nuclear Optic
The Girl in the Photograph: The Visual Legacies of War
Atrocity, the "As If," and Impending Death from the Khmer Rouge
The Falling Man
Ordinary Atrocities
Street Photographs in Crisis: Cernauti, Romania, c. 1943
Picturing the Perpetrator
War Trophy Photographs: Proof or Pornography?
Picturing an "Ordinary Atrocity": The Sharpeville Massacre
Atrocity Askance
Looking Askance
Documentary Pictorial: Luc Delahaye's Taliban, 2001
The Execution Portrait
Toward a Hyperphotography
The Afterlife of Photographs
Lament of the Images
Photographic Interference
References
Contributors
Acknowledgments
Photo Acknowledgments
Permissions
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