Photography as Critical Practice

Notes on Otherness

David Bate

Photography as Critical Practice

David Bate

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

300 pages | 123 halftones | 8 1/4 x 10 2/5
Paper $60.00 ISBN: 9781789381986 Will Publish October 2020 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
The “other” is a topic of great interest within and across contemporary photographic practice and theory, yet it remains neglected outside the now well-established field of postcolonial studies. This volume brings together photography and written essays that relate to aspects of otherness and visual work. Presented together, the images and critical writings work in concert to construct a new social perspective on questions of otherness and alterity and to highlight photography as a form of critical practice.
 
In a departure from existing conceptions of otherness in postcolonial discourse, Photography as Critical Practice places emphasis on the human condition not as a liberal concept, but as something formed and framed by a broader dimension of social, sexual, and cultural otherness. In this way, the book provides a fascinating new vista on the otherness of photography.
Contents
PHOTOGRAPHY/CRITICAL PRACTICE


 


CONTENTS


 


Introduction                                                                           


Critical Practice                                                           


PART 1: SPATIAL STORIES                                              


Perfect Harmony                                     


Discovery (1998)  


Photography as Colonial Vision              


Train up a Child


European Letters               


Strangers  


Baroque Space and Boredom


Politics of Friendship (1998)            


The Digital Age                                                        


Zero Culture (2000)


Interview: Elina Ruka - Art Without Coincidences                        


PART 2: OTHER SPACES


Places of Memories, Places to Change, Katrin Kivimaa


Zone                       


The Other Side of Seeing


Syntax of a Photowork


Beauty of the Horrid  


Notes on Beauty and Landscape            


De-Realization (2005)


Space of the Other (2006)


Parveen Adams - The Broken Image


Bungled Memories    


AFTERWORD


The Uncanny Observed, Liz Wells
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