: Burden Of Representation: Essays on Photographies and Histories (): John Tagg: Books. The Burden of Representation: Essays on Photographies and Histories. Front Cover. John Tagg. University of Minnesota Press, – Photography – pages. The author traces a history which has implications not only for the theory and practice of conventionally separated areas of amateur, professional, technical.
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The Burden of Representation
Dominika Solowiej rated it really liked it Feb 11, U of Minnesota Press- Photography – pages. It didn’t take long for people to work out that repfesentation were pretty good at documenting people.
How can you ever have a positive outcome if all is just one power game after another? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Stefan rated it it was amazing Feb tthe, Sign in to use this feature.
The other brilliant part was the last chapter from about page through to about If you think there is an unproblematic relationship between the reality that is ‘out there’ and photographs we take of the world ‘out there’ then you really need to read this book. Once upon a time this guy was a Marxist. Photographs are used as documents, evidence, and records every day in courtrooms, hospitals, and police work, on passports, permits, and licenses.
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To understand a photograph you need to understand why it was produced and how those who might read the photograph might have understood it. Not that that ever proved to be the case when tried, unfortunately.
Open Preview See a Problem? What kinds of photographs were seen as purely instrumental and able to function in this way? But how did such usages come to be established and accepted, and when?
This chapter is straight Foucault. Nov 27, Trinster00gmail. Essays on the Pencil of Nature. Like so much else in life, the truth is both much more complex and interesting. Stephan rated it really liked it Jul 15, jonn Lists with This Book. What kinds of photographs were seen seen as purely instrumental and able to function Consistently brilliant, attractive, and compelling.
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Both are used to suppress or encourage certain behaviours and attitudes. His books, which often focus on the relationship between photography and power, include The Burden of Representation: Drawing on semiotics, burdsn debates in cultural theory, and on the work of Foucault and Althusser, John Tagg rejects the idea of photography as a record of reality and the notion of a documentary tradition, and traces a previously unexamined history that has profound implications not only for the history and theory of photography but also for understanding the role new means and modes of budren were to play in processes of modern social regulation.
The first chapter is about how photographs became the middle class version of oil portraits.
Burden Of Representation: Essays on Photographies and Histories by John Tagg
A probing, compassionate and lucid account of the institutionalization of the photographic process and its social and political consequences.
John Tagg – – Univ of Minnesota Press.
The problem with Marxism isn’t so much Marx, as it is the Marxists. A Political Ontology of Photography. Once the introduction of this book is over it becomes what the intro isn’t – clear, beautifully written, smart and stunningly good. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. A foucauldian approach to the state-survey photo.
Loz Kureczko rated it it was amazing Mar 27, Jason Lester rated it really liked it Jun 21, Dudley Andrew – Selected pages Title Page. Christianity suffers much the same fate. The Basics Daniel Chandler No preview available – Rejecting the idea of photography as a record of reality, Tagg traces a previously unexamined history that includes the meaning, status, and effects of photographs.
He makes the point that power isn’t just a matter of something that suppresses people in society, but rather, power creates spaces that allow certain types of people to become inevitable. Look, if all you read of this representwtion is this one chapter the book would still be worth getting your hands on. Spatial Formations Nigel Thrift No preview available – What kinds of photographs were seen seen as purely instrumental and able to function in this way?