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Each Wild Idea: Writing, Photography, History

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In Each Wild Idea, Geoffrey Batchen explores a wide range of photographic subjects, from the timing of the medium's invention to the various implications of cyberculture. Along the way, he reflects on contemporary art photography, the role of the vernacular in photography's history, and the Australianness of Australian photography.The essays all focus on a consideration of ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published February 22nd 2002 by Mit Press (first published February 8th 2001)
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Jason
Dec 04, 2007 Jason rated it liked it
Prof. Batchen was on my honor's committee in college so i have to put a good rating on here. Actually, it is really intersting and i recommend this to anyone interested in the history and applicatino of photography.
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“By dominating the market in electronic reproductions, Gates has also acquired a measure of control over what many might have naively thought to be a public resource: history. Remember that image of Truman holding up the premature issue of the Chicago Daily Tribune declaring his defeat by Dewey? It is in the Corbis catalogue. Remember Malcolm X pointing out over his crowd of listeners, the airship Hindenburg exploding in the New Jersey sky, that naked Vietnamese c
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