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Author Hariman, Robert, author.

Title The public image : photography and civic spectatorship / Robert Hariman and John Louis Lucaites.

Publication Info. Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    770 HAR    Available
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Description xi, 344 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Climbing out of Plato's cave -- For interpretation -- Realism and imagination -- This modern art -- Seeing society -- Watching war -- The abundant art.
Summary Even as the media environment has changed dramatically in recent years, one thing at least remains true: photographs are everywhere. From professional news photos to smartphone selfies, images have become part of the fabric of modern life. And that may be the problem. Even as photography bears witness, it provokes anxieties about fraudulent representation; even as it evokes compassion, it prompts anxieties about excessive exposure. Parents and pundits alike worry about the unprecedented media saturation that transforms society into an image world. And yet a great news photo can still stop us in our tracks, and the ever-expanding photographic archive documents an era of continuous change. By confronting these conflicted reactions to photography, Robert Hariman and John Louis Lucaites make the case for a fundamental shift in understanding photography and public culture. In place of suspicions about the medium's capacity for distraction, deception, and manipulation, they suggest how it can provide resources for democratic communication and thoughtful reflection about contemporary social problems.
Subject Photography -- Social aspects.
Visual communication.
Added Author Lucaites, John Louis, author.
ISBN 9780226342931 (cloth : alk. paper)
022634293X (cloth : alk. paper)
Standard No. 40026570199

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