Stereotypes and Navajo

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Photography’s Other Histories, edited by Christopher Pinney and Nicolas Peterson, is a well-researched work covering a lot of ground on two broad issues – the mainly European/Western use of photography with a mindset of colonialism, and the early use of photography in a few selected non-European countries. Pinney and Peterson add much to the conversation about the ethics of photography. …

Baudrillard and Simulacrum

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Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) wrote: ‘Simulation is no longer that of a territory, a referential being, or a substance. It is the generation by models of a real without origin or reality: a hyperreal. The territory no longer precedes the map, nor does it survive it. It is nevertheless the map that precedes the territory – precession of simulacra – that engenders the territory‘. (Baudrillard, 1981: 1). And …