The Public Image

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Notes on Robert Hariman & John Louis Lucaites, 2016, Chicago: Univ Chicago Press ‘Photography is a small language about vernacular life in a public world. Each of these three elements is an artistic limitation, and in many photographs energy is diffused rather than concentrated along one or more of these vectors. Nonetheless, often the Camera does produce a moment of …

Qs week 1 – 1st Presentation – “Global image: Worldwide Medium”

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Q: Do you see any parallels between the historic spread of photography and the transmission of digital imagery today?   In both cases, a new technology spread to copying existing approaches, For example, photography was seen as drawing, and then as a form of mimicking art. Then it found novel uses, for example as a tool of science, or a medium …