Reading American PhotographsReading American Photographs

Considers five documentary sequences or narratives: the antebellum portraits of Mathew Brady and others; the Civil War albums of Alexander Gardner, George Barnard and A.J. Russell; the Western survey and landscape photographs of Timothy O ...

Author: Alan Trachtenberg

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: UOM:39015071452992


Page: 354

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Considers five documentary sequences or narratives: the antebellum portraits of Mathew Brady and others; the Civil War albums of Alexander Gardner, George Barnard and A.J. Russell; the Western survey and landscape photographs of Timothy O'Sullivan, A.J. Russell, and Carleton Watkins; and social photographs and texts by Alfred Stieglitz and Lewis Hine; as well as documentaries inspired by the Depression, esp. Walker Evans's American Photographs.

American PhotographyAmerican Photography

Timeline Fabricated to be Photographed , featuring photographs of constructions , curated by Van Deren Coke ... Friends of Photography Alan Trachtenberg's Reading American Photographs exemplifies historical approach to photography Naomi ...

Author: Miles Orvell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192842714


Page: 260

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This lively new survey offers fresh insights into 150 years of American photography, placing it in its cultural context for the first time. Orvell examinines this fascinating subject through portraiture and landscape photography, eamily albums and memory, and analyses the particularly'American' way in which American photographers have viewed the world around them.Combining a clear overview of the changing nature of photographic thinking and practice in this period, with an exploration of key concepts, the result is the first coherent history of American photography, which examines issues such as the nature of photographic exploitation, experimentaltechniques, the power of the photograph to shock, and whether we should subscribe to the notion of a visual history.

American Literature and ImmediacyAmerican Literature and Immediacy

Other extensive analysis includes Graham Clarke, “To emanate a look”; Sean Ross Meehan, Mediating American Autobiography 181–216; Miles Orvell, The Real Thing 3–29; Alan Trachtenberg, Reading American Photographs 60–70.

Author: Heike Schaefer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108487382


Page: 327

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Demonstrates that the quest for immediacy, or experiences of direct connection and presence, has propelled the development of American literature and media culture.

Reading African American AutobiographyReading African American Autobiography

Forgotten Readers: Recovering the Lost History of African American Literary Societies. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2002. ... Pictures and Progress: Early Photography and the Making of African American Identity. Ed. Maurice O. Wallace and Shawn ...

Author: Eric D. Lamore

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 9780299309800


Page: 294

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From the 1760s to Barack Obama, this collection offers fresh looks at classic African American life narratives; highlights neglected African American lives, texts, and genres; and discusses the diverse outpouring of twenty-first-century memoirs.

Photo textualitiesPhoto textualities

See Beaumont Newhall , The Hiswith all its inherent paradox.108 tory of Photography from 1939 to the Present ( New York ... Alan Trachtenberg , Reading American Photographs : Images as History , Mathew Brady to Walker Evans ( New York ...

Author: Marsha Bryant

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874135516


Page: 180

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"This anthology investigates books that juxtapose photographs and written language (photo-texts), considering a variety of examples from America, Britain, Canada, and France. Ranging from Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Marble Faun to Michael Ondaatje's postmodern novel Coming Through Slaughter and Edward Said's postdocumentary After the Last Sky, the contributors' analyses address photo-textuality's implications for representation and its cultural contexts. A truly interdisciplinary collection, Photo-Textualities features contributors who work in literary studies (English, romance languages), as well as contributors who work in media studies (film, graphic arts)." "Photo-Textualities invigorates critical inquiry with its range of literary and photographic genres, including photo-texts that elude genre classification. Besides documentary and biography, nonfiction literary genres include autobiography and travelogue. The range of photographic genres extends to landscapes, portraiture, documentary, tourist snapshots, and media images, as well as to the standard photo-textual forms of published album and photo-essay."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Picturing IndiansPicturing Indians

Alan Trachtenberg , Reading American Photographs : Images as History , Mathew Brady to Walker Evans ( New York : Hill and Wang , 1989 ) , 29. See also Williams , Framing the West . 14. Nigel Holman , " Photography as Social and Economic ...

Author: Steven D. Hoelscher

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 029922600X


Page: 232

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Having built his reputation on his photographs of the Dells steep gorges and fantastic rock formations, H. H. Bennett turned his camera upon the Ho-Chunk, and thus began the many-layered relationship. The interactions between Indian and white man, photographer and photographed, suggested a relationship in which commercial motives and friendly feelings mixed, though not necessarily in equal measure."

Empire Early Photography and SpectacleEmpire Early Photography and Spectacle

22 John Stauffer, 'Daguerreotyping the National Soul: The Portraits of Southworth and Hawes, 1843–1860', Prospects 22 (1997), 69–107; Alan Trachtenberg, Reading American Photographs: Images as History – Mathew Brady to Walker Evans (New ...

Author: Elisa deCourcy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000209877


Page: 174

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James William Newland’s (1810–1857) career as a showman daguerreotypist began in the United States but expanded into Central and South America, across the Pacific to New Zealand and colonial Australia and onto India. Newland used the latest developments in photography, theatre and spectacle to create powerful new visual experiences for audiences in each of these volatile colonial societies. This book assesses his surviving, vivid portraits against other visual ephemera and archival records of his time. Newland’s magic lantern and theatre shows are imaginatively reconstructed from textual sources and analysed, with his short, rich career casting a new light on the complex worlds of the mid-nineteenth century. It provides a revealing case study of someone brokering new experiences with optical technologies for varied audiences at the forefront of the age of modern vision. This book will be of interest to scholars in art and visual culture, photography, the history of photography and Victorian history.

The Image of Environmental Harm in American Social Documentary PhotographyThe Image of Environmental Harm in American Social Documentary Photography

92 Sekula, “On the Invention of Photographic Meaning,” 21. 93 Nicholas Mirzoeff, “Visualizing the Anthropocene,” Public Culture, Vol. 26, No. 2 (Spring 2014): 213–32. 94 Trachtenberg, Reading American Photographs, 203.

Author: Chris Balaschak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000349276


Page: 156

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With an emphasis on photographic works that offer new perspectives on the history of American social documentary, this book considers a history of politically engaged photography that may serve as models for the representation of impending environmental injustices. Chris Balaschak examines histories of American photography, the environmental movement, as well as the industrial and postindustrial economic conditions of the United States in the 20th century. With particular attention to a material history of photography focused on the display and dissemination of documentary images through print media and exhibitions, the work considered places emphasis on the depiction of communities and places harmed by industrialized capitalism. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, visual studies, photography, ecocriticism, environmental humanities, media studies, culture studies, and visual rhetoric.

Walker EvansWalker Evans

“Walker Evans: American Photographs.” Modern Photography 53 (July 1989): 25. McFeeley, William S. “Reading American Photographs: Images as History, Mathew Brady t0 Walker Evans.” New York Times Book Review, Aug. 20, 1989: 15.

Author: Judith Keller

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892363179


Page: 430

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Walker Evans is widely recognized as one of the greatest American photographers of the twentieth century, and the J. Paul Getty Museum owns one of the most comprehensive collections of his work, including more of his vintage prints than any other museum in the world. This lavishly illustrated volume brings together for the first time all of the Museum’s Walker Evans holdings. Included here are familiar images—such as Evans’s photographs of tenant farmers and their families, made in the 1930s and later published in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men—and images that are much less familiar—such as the photographs Evans made in the 1940s of the winter quarters of the Ringling Brothers circus, or his very late Polaroids, made in the 1970s. In addition, many previously unpublished Evans photographs, and variant croppings of classic images, appear here for the first time. Author Judith Keller has written a lively, informative text that places these photographs in the larger context of Evans’s life and career and the culture—especially the popular culture—of the time. In so doing, she has produced an indispensible volume for anyone interested in the history of photography or American culture in the twentieth century. Also included is the most comprehensive bibliography on Walker Evans published to date.