Photography's Orientalism.
New Essays on Colonial Representation (Issues & Debates).

Edited by Ali Behdad & Luke Gartlan.
Getty Publications, 2013. 224 pp., 27 color and 45 black & white illustrations, 7x10".

Publisher's Description
The Middle East played a critical role in the development of photography as a new technology and an art form. Likewise, photography was instrumental in cultivating and maintaining Europe’s distinctively Orientalist vision of the Middle East. As new advances enhanced the versatility of the medium, nineteenth-century photographers were able to mass-produce images to incite and satisfy the demands of the region’s burgeoning tourist industry and the appetites of armchair travelers in Europe. In this way, the evolution of modern photography fueled an interest in visual contact with the rest of the world.

Photography’s Orientalism offers the first in-depth cultural study of the works of European and non- European photographers active in the Middle East and India, focusing on the relationship between photographic, literary, and historical representations of this region and beyond. The essays explore the relationship between art and politics by considering the connection between the European presence there and aesthetic representations produced by traveling and resident photographers, thereby contributing to how the history of photography is understood.


Order from photo-eye     Why photo-eye?
Cat# GM090S Softbound $35.00   
Backorder this item. Usually ships in 2-3 weeks.

Quantity:


Order through Amazon (photo-eye gets credit)     Why Amazon?
Softbound $35.00   Amazon Price: $33.25 Save 5%   ISBN 1606061518
In Stock! Usually ships in 24 hours.
May qualify for free shipping if Amazon Prime member.

Order through Amazon Marketplace (photo-eye gets credit)
Why Amazon Marketplace?
25 New from $28.03    7 Used from $27.14  

© photo-eye, 2014. All Rights Reserved Copyrights-Trademarks Privacy Policy Staff/Hours/Santa Fe Location 800.227.6941 info@photoeye.com