Photography and Its Shadow.

By: Kenaan, HagiMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Redwood City : Stanford University Press, 2020Copyright date: ©2020Description: 1 online resource (245 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781503611382Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Photography and Its ShadowLOC classification: TR183 | .K463 2020Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- I: PHOTOGRAPHY'S NATURE: THE PICTURE -- II: THE BUTADES COMPLEX -- III: PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE DEATH OF GOD -- IV: PHOTOGRAPHY'S GOODBYES -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Illustration Credits -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- K -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W.
Summary: Challenging the hitherto most influential accounts of the medium, this book argues that photography has never been a single, selfsame thing and that its invention irreversibly transformed our perception of the world along with our relationship to time and to death.
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Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- I: PHOTOGRAPHY'S NATURE: THE PICTURE -- II: THE BUTADES COMPLEX -- III: PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE DEATH OF GOD -- IV: PHOTOGRAPHY'S GOODBYES -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Illustration Credits -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- K -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W.

Challenging the hitherto most influential accounts of the medium, this book argues that photography has never been a single, selfsame thing and that its invention irreversibly transformed our perception of the world along with our relationship to time and to death.

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CHOICE Review

Kenaan (Tel Aviv Univ., Israel) is a philosopher, and in this philosophical/theoretical text he explores the relationship between what a camera lens (or pinhole) "sees" and what the resulting photograph messages to various viewers. The potential reader of this text might begin reading by questioning, deeply, the statement by someone showing a photograph and saying "This is my daughter." What is a photographic image of or about? What are its realities? What does it share with a particular viewer, as opposed to what it communicates to other viewers? Kenaan looks at the subject largely from a postmodern writer's viewpoint, not from an artist's or art historian's. His exploration of the relation of shadow to photograph is engrossing but overstated. A photographer and his/her camera do not take, capture, or reproduce, nor do they make a shadow. Together they make a picture. The picture is a result of this collaboration between photographer/camera and subject. These observations aside, knowledgeable readers will nonetheless adventure with, and through, Kenaan's thoughts. Neither the illustrations nor the bibliography make serious reference to the vast range of history's photographs and their makers, but they do illustrate and expand the author's focus. This is a book for specialists, philosophers in particular. Summing Up: Recommended. With researvations. Graduate students, researchers, faculty. --Carl Chiarenza, emeritus, University of Rochester

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Hagi Kenaan is Professor of Philosophy at Tel Aviv University. He is the author of The Present Personal (2005) and The Ethics of Visuality (2013).

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