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The Culture of Photography in Public Space

From privacy concerns regarding Google Street View to surveillance photography’s association with terrorism and sexual predators, photography as an art has become complex terrain upon which anxieties about public space have been played out. Yet the photographic threat is not limited to the image alone. A range of social, technological, and political issues converge in these rising anxieties and affect the practice, circulation, and consumption of contemporary public photography today. The Culture of Photography in Public Space collects essays and photographs that offer a new response to these restrictions, the events, and the anxieties that give rise to them.

192 pages | 23 color plates, 12 halftones | 9 x 9 | © 2015

Critical Photography

Art: Photography

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Table of Contents

Alfredo Cramerotti

Melissa Miles

Chapter 1: Standing on Shifting Ground: Privacy and Photography in Public
Melissa Miles

Chapter 2: Tilt
Simon Terrill

Chapter 3: “No Credible Photographic Interest”: Photography Restrictions and Surveillance in a Time of Terror
Daniel Palmer and Jessica Whyte

Chapter 4: Street View/Interface
Michael Wolf

Chapter 5: Bill Henson and the Polemics of the Nude Child in Photography
Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Anne Marsh

Chapter 6: The Sleeper and Trafalgar Square
Cherine Fahd

Chapter 7: Criminalizing “Camera Fiends”: Photography Restrictions in the Age of Digital Reproduction
Jessica Whyte

Chapter 8: In the Event of Amnesia the City will Recall
Denis Beaubois

Chapter 9: The Face in Digital Space
Martyn Jolly

Chapter 10: From Sixteen Google Street Views
Jon Rafman

Chapter 11: Google Street View and Photography in Public Space
Daniel Palmer

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