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The Resource Photographic returns : racial justice and the time of photography, Shawn Michelle Smith

Photographic returns : racial justice and the time of photography, Shawn Michelle Smith

Label
Photographic returns : racial justice and the time of photography
Title
Photographic returns
Title remainder
racial justice and the time of photography
Statement of responsibility
Shawn Michelle Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In PHOTOGRAPHIC RETURNS Shawn Smith sets out to examine works of contemporary art, only to find that many of the works refer back to the past, to photography's many intersections with the history of racial justice in the U.S. Smith focuses on flashpoints in that history -- spanning from the abolitionist movement, to the Civil War, lynching, and mass incarceration-- to mark the roles that photography has played in documenting the exigencies of Black life, and as a tool for resisting those racial regimes. For each of these moments, Smith shows how contemporary photographers utilize their medium as a way to recall, revise, or amplify the relationship between racial politics in the past and in the present. She argues that the tendency of African-American photographers and other artists to return to the archive of early photography does not simply point to the usefulness of early photography as document of the past, but to the recursive nature of photography itself. This study expands our theories of photography and memory by arguing that the recursive temporality of photography is central to its role in recording and remembering history. It also asserts that photography is an invaluable tool for critical practice of racial justice"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Shawn Michelle
Dewey number
779/.93058
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GN347
LC item number
.S658 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Photography in ethnology
  • Documentary photography
  • Art and photography
  • Photography in historiography
  • Photography
  • Art and history
Label
Photographic returns : racial justice and the time of photography, Shawn Michelle Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223131173487
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Photographic returns -- Looking forward and looking back: Rashid Johnson and Frederick Douglass on photography -- Photographic remains: Sally Mann at Antietam -- The scene of the crime: Deborah Luster -- Photographic referrals: Lorna Simpson's 9 props -- Afterimages: Jason Lazarus -- Photographic reenactments: Carrie Mae Weems's constructing history -- False returns: Taryn Simon's The Innocents -- A glimpse forward: Dawoud Bey's The Birmingham project
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 236 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781478004073
Lccn
2019015471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1088539053
Label
Photographic returns : racial justice and the time of photography, Shawn Michelle Smith
Publication
Bar code
31223131173487
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Photographic returns -- Looking forward and looking back: Rashid Johnson and Frederick Douglass on photography -- Photographic remains: Sally Mann at Antietam -- The scene of the crime: Deborah Luster -- Photographic referrals: Lorna Simpson's 9 props -- Afterimages: Jason Lazarus -- Photographic reenactments: Carrie Mae Weems's constructing history -- False returns: Taryn Simon's The Innocents -- A glimpse forward: Dawoud Bey's The Birmingham project
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 236 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781478004073
Lccn
2019015471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1088539053

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