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Between the Eyes: Essays on Photography and Politics

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David Levi Strauss is a writer whose visual and intellectual sensibilities are both acute and expansive. His trenchant writings on photography and photographers have been collected for this volume from a broad range of magazines, including "Aperture," "Artforum" and "The Nation." In "Between the Eyes: Essays on Photography and Politics," Strauss tackles subjects as diverse ...more
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Published August 15th 2005 by Aperture (first published July 1st 2003)
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Elizabeth
check out his writing on alfredo jarr.
Matthew M.
While living in Boulder, Colorado this book served as essential reading. The introduction by John Berger is as much a gem as the following text. Intelligent essays focusing on the cross-over between photography and aesthetics. When does a photograph's social content become destabilized by the viewer? What kind of negotiations need to occur between photograph as object and viewer? Does the photographer's intent become lost through social codes ameliorating the conflict inherent in photographs of ...more
Roger
The first essay is the best, but his observations about Alfredo Jaar and Rio Branco are also pretty great. His thoughts about photography's truth-claim and position within the media add little new to these areas.
Adam
Pretty obvious from the title, if you love photography and have an interest in politics or how photography relates to culture this is a must read.
Lesley
Apr 13, 2008 Lesley rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone interested in photography and politics
Levi-Strauss brings a super-thoughtful, contemporary perspective to the topic of photography and politics.
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“Photography is light-writing, the language of images. Less abstract than written or spoken language, it selects images from the existing world of appearances and arranges them in patterns. The camera-eye doesn't think, it recognizes. It shows us what we already know, but don't know that we know.” 7 likes
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