Martha Rosler, Decoys and Disruptions

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Martha Rosler, Decoys and Disruptions (2004) Lookers, Buyers, Dealers And Makers: Thoughts On Audience (1979) ‘More and more clearly the subject of art has become the self … photography heading for galleries must be reseen … not in relation to its subject but in relation to … its producer’. (pg 37, 1979) I guess we all need our 15 minutes of …

The Cruel Radiance – Susie Linfield

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I just read The Cruel Radiance: Photography and Political violence, by Susie Linfield (University of Chicago Press, 2010), and found it totally fascinating. Essentially, Linfield challenges the idea that photography of political violence exploits the subject and panders to the viewer’s voyeuristic tendencies. The book could be the most important that I read during my recent Masters program in helping …