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The Blind Man: A Phantasmography [Table Of Contents], Robert Desjarlais 2018 Fordham University

The Blind Man: A Phantasmography [Table Of Contents], Robert Desjarlais

Sociology

“Emerging from an unknown body, enthralling images, and lacerating silences, The Blind Man is written with the force of literature. Desjarlais’s fierce masterpiece reawakens anthropology’s sense of wonder with the affective, spectral nature of worldly encounters. A transformational book.”—João Biehl, Princeton University

The Blind Man: A Phantasmography examines the complicated forces of perception, imagination, and phantasms of encounter in the contemporary world. In considering photographs he took while he was traveling in France, anthropologist and writer Robert Desjarlais reflects on a few pictures that show the features of a man, apparently blind, who begs for money at ...


Vowen_Urbannight1.Jpg, Virginia Owen 2018 Collin College

Vowen_Urbannight1.Jpg, Virginia Owen

Virginia Owen

Photographing from the Ron Kirk Bridge in Downtown Dallas


In History, The Future: Determinism In The Early History Of Photography In France, Emily Doucet 2018 University of Toronto

In History, The Future: Determinism In The Early History Of Photography In France, Emily Doucet

communication +1

Technological determinism and media specificity have profoundly shaped the history of photography—two strands of thought inherited from nineteenth century predecessors. Media archaeological approaches—while not always explicitly and perhaps, as Thomas Elsaesser has recently suggested, rather as symptom—have been taken up in the history of photography in response to long held narratives shaped by a disciplinary media determinism. This article explores discourses of futurity and historicity in early photographic writing in France, examining one thread in the early trajectory of media determinism in the history of photography. Taking up Eric Kluitenberg’s concept of “imaginary media”, this article ...


Exhibition Card For "Be Well Out Here" Collection, Donald T. Austin 2018 Otterbein University

Exhibition Card For "Be Well Out Here" Collection, Donald T. Austin

Don Austin - Be Well Out Here: The Big Go West

This exhibition is a collection of words and images from a 7-month, 24,000-mile journey through the Northern Rockies of the American West. Its intention is to promote the connection between the Natural Environment and Wellness.


Face To Face, Carl Beam And Andy Warhol, Keira B. Koch 2018 Gettysburg College

Face To Face, Carl Beam And Andy Warhol, Keira B. Koch

Schmucker Art Catalogs

Keira Koch ’19 examines representations of indigenous cultures in prints and photographs by American artist Andy Warhol and First Nations artist Carl Beam. In this comparative study, Koch considers the topic of appropriation and re-appropriation of Native imagery. Warhol, as a non-Indigenous artist, is using this imagery to highlight the dominant narrative of the American West. Beam, however, incorporates photographs of Native subjects and traditional narratives by re-appropriating those images to tell a distinctly Native narrative. This exhibition invites discussion about the role of contemporary indigenous artists and how indigenous identities are expressed in contemporary art. This exhibition intersects with ...


Bonding Images: Photography And Film As Acts Of Perpetration, Christophe Busch 2018 Kazerne Dossin: Memorial, Museum and Research Center

Bonding Images: Photography And Film As Acts Of Perpetration, Christophe Busch

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

Historical and contemporary cases of collective violence show an incremental use of photography and film to capture and disseminate violent acts. Recording cruelty during conflict seems to be a highly ritualised practice that urges the question what communicative and psychological functions these acts have? Why and how does perpetrator photography shape a binding moral world that divides 'us' versus 'them'? These visualising acts are commonly seen as proof of power that desensitises the perpetrators and dehumanises the victims. This contribution focuses on the imagery of the Holocaust, looks into the functions that capturing and sharing cruelty has on the evolution ...


The Unbribable Witness: Image, Word, And Testimony Of Crimes Against Humanity In Mark Twain’S King Leopold’S Soliloquy (1905), Nora Nunn 2018 Duke University

The Unbribable Witness: Image, Word, And Testimony Of Crimes Against Humanity In Mark Twain’S King Leopold’S Soliloquy (1905), Nora Nunn

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

In the creation of King Leopold’s Soliloquy, a textured, visually irrefutable, and darkly satirical account of crimes against humanity in the Belgian Congo Free State, Mark Twain aimed to evoke his Euro-American audience’s empathy by activating their imaginations and inaugurating political reform. Informed by the work of cultural and literary critics such as Roland Barthes, this paper considers how the visual imagery in Twain’s text engender questions about fact, testimony, and witnessing in the realm of human rights and collective violence—both in the Congo Free State and, indirectly, in the United States. I ultimately argue that ...


Be Well Out Here: Introduction, Donald T. Austin 2018 Otterbein University

Be Well Out Here: Introduction, Donald T. Austin

Don Austin - Be Well Out Here: The Big Go West

Introduction to the project and the collection.


Badlands 1, Donald T. Austin 2018 Otterbein University

Badlands 1, Donald T. Austin

Don Austin - Be Well Out Here: The Big Go West

"The Badlands grade all the way from those that are almost rolling in character to those that are so fantastically broken in form and so bizarre in color as to seem hardly properly to belong to this earth." -Theodore Roosevelt


Badlands 2, Donald T. Austin 2018 Otterbein University

Badlands 2, Donald T. Austin

Don Austin - Be Well Out Here: The Big Go West

"I've been about the world a lot and pretty much over our own country; But I was totally unprepared for that revolution called the Dakota Badlands."

Frank Lloyd Wright


Rivers 1, Donald T. Austin 2018 Otterbein University

Rivers 1, Donald T. Austin

Don Austin - Be Well Out Here: The Big Go West

"The water you touch in a river is the last of that which has passed, and the first of that which is coming; Thus it is with time."

Leonardo DaVinci


Rivers 2, Donald T. Austin 2018 Otterbein University

Rivers 2, Donald T. Austin

Don Austin - Be Well Out Here: The Big Go West

"Poets talk about 'Spots of Time', But it is really the fishermen who experience eternity compressed into a moment. No one can tell what a spot of time is until suddenly the whole world is a fish and the fish is gone."

Norman Maclean


Mountains 1, Donald T. Austin 2018 Otterbein University

Mountains 1, Donald T. Austin

Don Austin - Be Well Out Here: The Big Go West

"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; That wildness is a necessity"

John Muir


Mountains 2, Donald T. Austin 2018 Otterbein University

Mountains 2, Donald T. Austin

Don Austin - Be Well Out Here: The Big Go West

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."

John Muir


Rocks 1, Donald T. Austin 2018 Otterbein University

Rocks 1, Donald T. Austin

Don Austin - Be Well Out Here: The Big Go West

"Geologists have a saying - Rocks Remember."

Neil Armstrong


Rocks 2, Donald T. Austin 2018 Otterbein University

Rocks 2, Donald T. Austin

Don Austin - Be Well Out Here: The Big Go West

"It is necessary...For a man to go away by himself...To sit on a rock...And ask, 'Who am I, Where have I been, and where am I going?"

Carl Sanburg


Mountain Views 1, Donald T. Austin 2018 Otterbein University

Mountain Views 1, Donald T. Austin

Don Austin - Be Well Out Here: The Big Go West

“I walked slowly to enjoy this freedom, and when I came out of the mountains, I saw the sky over the prairie, and I thought that if heaven was real, I hoped it was a place I never had to go, for this earth was greater than any paradise.”

Daniel J. Rice


Mountain Views 2, Donald T. Austin 2018 Otterbein University

Mountain Views 2, Donald T. Austin

Don Austin - Be Well Out Here: The Big Go West

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”

John Muir


Trees 1, Donald T. Austin 2018 Otterbein University

Trees 1, Donald T. Austin

Don Austin - Be Well Out Here: The Big Go West

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”

John Muir


Trees 2, Donald T. Austin 2018 Otterbein University

Trees 2, Donald T. Austin

Don Austin - Be Well Out Here: The Big Go West

“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.”

Hermann Hesse


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