Forget Photography

Forget Photography

Author: Andrew Dewdney

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781912685813

Category: Photography

Page: 240

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Why we must forget photography and reject the frame of reality it prescribes and delineates. The central paradox this book explores is that at the moment of photography's replacement by the algorithm and data flow, photographic cultures proliferate as never before. The afterlife of photography, residual as it may technically be, maintains a powerful cultural and representational hold on reality, which is important to understand in relationship to the new conditions. Forgetting photography is a strategy to reveal the redundant historicity of the photographic constellation and the cultural immobility of its epicenter. It attempts to liberate the image from these historic shackles, forged by art history and photographic theory. More important, perhaps, forgetting photography also entails rejecting the frame of reality it prescribes and delineates, and in doing so opens up other relationships between bodies, times, events, materials, memory, representation and the image. Forgetting photography attempts to develop a systematic method for revealing the limits and prescriptions of thinking with photography, which no amount of revisionism of post-photographic theory can get beyond. The world urgently needs to unthink photography and go beyond it in order to understand the present constitution of the image as well as the reality or world it shows. Forgetting photography will require a different way of organizing knowledge about the visual in culture that involves crossing different knowledges of visual culture, technologies, and mediums. It will also involve thinking differently about routine and creative labor and its knowledge practices within the institutions and organization of visual reproduction.
Forget Photography
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Andrew Dewdney
Categories: Photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-19 - Publisher: MIT Press

Why we must forget photography and reject the frame of reality it prescribes and delineates. The central paradox this book explores is that at the moment of photography's replacement by the algorithm and data flow, photographic cultures proliferate as never before. The afterlife of photography, residual as it may technically
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Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Evelyn Ruppert, Stephan Scheel
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-02 - Publisher: MIT Press

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Language: en
Pages: 266
Authors: Jane Tormey
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-17 - Publisher: Routledge

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Language: en
Pages: 404
Authors: The Editors of Photopreneur
Categories: Photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: new media entertainment ltd

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Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: Lorena Rizzo
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-16 - Publisher: Routledge

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