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The Resource Photography and failure : one medium's entanglement with flops, underdogs, and disappointments, edited by Kris Belden-Adams

Photography and failure : one medium's entanglement with flops, underdogs, and disappointments, edited by Kris Belden-Adams

Label
Photography and failure : one medium's entanglement with flops, underdogs, and disappointments
Title
Photography and failure
Title remainder
one medium's entanglement with flops, underdogs, and disappointments
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kris Belden-Adams
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
Throughout photography's history, failure has played an essential, recurring part in the development and perceived value of this medium. Exploring a range of failures - individual and institutional, technological and historiographical - Photography and Failure asks what it means to fail and considers how this narrative of failure has shaped our understanding of photography. From the trial-and-error beginnings of photochemistry to poor business decisions influenced by fickle public opinion and taste, the founders and early practitioners of photography frequently faced bankruptcy and ignominy. Alongside these individual 'failures', this collection of essays examines the role of museums in rediscovering, preserving and presenting photographs within institutions, as well as technological limitations, such as the problematic panoramic lens or the digital, archival failures of Snapchat. Moving beyond the physical photograph and these processes, the book also investigates the limitations of photographs themselves, as purveyors of truth, time, space, documentary realism and social change, whether these failures are used to effect or not.0
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
770
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Includes some texts translated from Portuguese
LC call number
TR183
LC item number
.P48294 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Belden-Adams, Kris
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Photography
  • Photography
  • Photography
  • Photographic errors
  • Photographic errors
  • Photography
  • Photography
  • Photography
Label
Photography and failure : one medium's entanglement with flops, underdogs, and disappointments, edited by Kris Belden-Adams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Rodchenko's Photographic Communism
  • Todd Cronan
  • 4.
  • Exile and Erasure: Forgetting Ilse Bing
  • Donna West Brett
  • 5.
  • Mechanisms of Institutional Failure, Or the Impossible National Museum of French Photography, Eleonore Challine
  • 6.
  • Crimes Seen and Unseen: Fantasies and Failures of Photographic Truth in Joel Sternfeld's On This Site and Trevor Paglen's Limit Telephotography
  • Catherine Zuromskis
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 7.
  • Toward an Ontology of African Studio Portraiture, Allison Moore
  • 8.
  • "Composita," the "Mascot" of the Smith College Class of 1886: Picturing Sisterhood, Social Caste, and Gender Roles
  • Kris Belden-Adams
  • 9.
  • Capturing the Invisible: Affect, Loss, and the Problematics of the Panoramic Image in Josef Sudek's Sad Landscapes
  • Amy Hughes
  • 10.
  • Default Delete: Photographic Archives in a Digital Age
  • 1.
  • Kate Palmer Albers
  • 11.
  • Copies and Clouds: Charles Negre and the Death of Emulation
  • Jacob W. Lewis
  • 12.
  • Thirty Times Failed: Valerio Vieira and Experimental Photography in Brazil
  • Cezar Bartholomeu
  • 13.
  • Success and Failure in African Photography
  • Kevin Mulhearn
  • Introduction: Noble Failure: Photography as Tragic Muse
  • 14.
  • Failure, Glorious Failure
  • Geoffrey Batchen
  • Kris Belden-Adams
  • 2.
  • "Nothing Worthy of Notice"? The Daguerreian Gallery of T P. and D. C. Collins in Philadelphia
  • Anne Verplanck
  • 3.
Control code
973281775
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 231 pages
Isbn
9781474293389
Lccn
2017008926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)973281775
Label
Photography and failure : one medium's entanglement with flops, underdogs, and disappointments, edited by Kris Belden-Adams
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Rodchenko's Photographic Communism
  • Todd Cronan
  • 4.
  • Exile and Erasure: Forgetting Ilse Bing
  • Donna West Brett
  • 5.
  • Mechanisms of Institutional Failure, Or the Impossible National Museum of French Photography, Eleonore Challine
  • 6.
  • Crimes Seen and Unseen: Fantasies and Failures of Photographic Truth in Joel Sternfeld's On This Site and Trevor Paglen's Limit Telephotography
  • Catherine Zuromskis
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 7.
  • Toward an Ontology of African Studio Portraiture, Allison Moore
  • 8.
  • "Composita," the "Mascot" of the Smith College Class of 1886: Picturing Sisterhood, Social Caste, and Gender Roles
  • Kris Belden-Adams
  • 9.
  • Capturing the Invisible: Affect, Loss, and the Problematics of the Panoramic Image in Josef Sudek's Sad Landscapes
  • Amy Hughes
  • 10.
  • Default Delete: Photographic Archives in a Digital Age
  • 1.
  • Kate Palmer Albers
  • 11.
  • Copies and Clouds: Charles Negre and the Death of Emulation
  • Jacob W. Lewis
  • 12.
  • Thirty Times Failed: Valerio Vieira and Experimental Photography in Brazil
  • Cezar Bartholomeu
  • 13.
  • Success and Failure in African Photography
  • Kevin Mulhearn
  • Introduction: Noble Failure: Photography as Tragic Muse
  • 14.
  • Failure, Glorious Failure
  • Geoffrey Batchen
  • Kris Belden-Adams
  • 2.
  • "Nothing Worthy of Notice"? The Daguerreian Gallery of T P. and D. C. Collins in Philadelphia
  • Anne Verplanck
  • 3.
Control code
973281775
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 231 pages
Isbn
9781474293389
Lccn
2017008926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)973281775

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