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The Resource At the edge of sight : photography and the unseen, Shawn Michelle Smith

At the edge of sight : photography and the unseen, Shawn Michelle Smith

Label
At the edge of sight : photography and the unseen
Title
At the edge of sight
Title remainder
photography and the unseen
Statement of responsibility
Shawn Michelle Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The advent of photography revolutionized perception, making visible what was once impossible to see with the human eye. In At the Edge of Sight, Shawn Michelle Smith engages these dynamics of seeing and not seeing, focusing attention as much on absence as presence, on the invisible as the visible. Exploring the limits of photography and vision, she asks: What fails to register photographically, and what remains beyond the frame? What is hidden by design, and what is obscured by cultural blindness? Smith studies manifestations of photography's brush with the unseen in her own photographic work and across the wide-ranging images of early American photographers, including F. Holland Day, Eadweard Muybridge, Andrew J. Russell, Chansonetta Stanley Emmons, and Augustus Washington. She concludes by showing how concerns raised in the nineteenth century remain pertinent today in the photographs of Abu Ghraib. Ultimately, Smith explores the capacity of photography to reveal what remains beyond the edge of sight."--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Shawn Michelle
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR23
LC item number
.S626 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Photography
  • Photography
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Photography
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Photography
  • United States
  • Photographie
  • Piktoralismus
  • Chronophotographie
  • Sozialgeschichte
  • USA
Label
At the edge of sight : photography and the unseen, Shawn Michelle Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: First photographs -- Race and reproduction in Camera Lucida -- The politics of pictorialism : another look at F. Holland Day -- The space between : Eadweard Muybridge's motion studies -- Preparing the way for the train : Andrew J. Russell -- Chansonetta Stanley Emmons's nostalgic views -- Augustus Washington and the civil contract of photography -- Afterimages: Abu Ghraib -- Epilogue: A parting glance
Control code
825047371
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780822355021
Lccn
2013020978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)825047371
Label
At the edge of sight : photography and the unseen, Shawn Michelle Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: First photographs -- Race and reproduction in Camera Lucida -- The politics of pictorialism : another look at F. Holland Day -- The space between : Eadweard Muybridge's motion studies -- Preparing the way for the train : Andrew J. Russell -- Chansonetta Stanley Emmons's nostalgic views -- Augustus Washington and the civil contract of photography -- Afterimages: Abu Ghraib -- Epilogue: A parting glance
Control code
825047371
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780822355021
Lccn
2013020978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)825047371

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