Alan Trachtenberg





Alan Trachtenberg



Average rating: 3.79 · 810 ratings · 65 reviews · 39 distinct works · Similar authors
The Incorporation of Americ...

3.83 avg rating — 239 ratings — published 1982 — 3 editions
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Classic Essays on Photography

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3.84 avg rating — 125 ratings — published 1980 — 2 editions
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Reading American Photograph...

3.85 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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Brooklyn Bridge: Fact and S...

3.57 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1979 — 2 editions
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Original Disfarmer Photographs

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4.43 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2005
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Shades of Hiawatha: Staging...

3.41 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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Distinctly American: The Ph...

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4.36 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2002
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Lincoln's Smile and Other E...

2.75 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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Heber Springs Portraits: Co...

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The City: American Experience

3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1971
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“Somewhere between what the lens depicts and what the caption interprets, a mental picture intervenes, a cultural ideology defining what and how to see, what to recognize as significant.”
Alan Trachtenberg, Reading American Photographs: Images as History: Mathew Brady to Walker Evans

“The daguerreotype reproduces what appeared before a lens at a particular moment and never again-its appearance is simultaneous with its disappearance, its death.”
Alan Trachtenberg, Reading American Photographs: Images as History: Mathew Brady to Walker Evans

“Reading American photographs is also a way of reading the past-not just the scenes recorded and the faces immobilized into permanent images, but the past as culture, as ways of thinking and feeling, as experience”
Alan Trachtenberg, Reading American Photographs: Images as History: Mathew Brady to Walker Evans



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