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Between the Eyes: Essays on Photography and Politics
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
Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 15th 2005 by Aperture
(first published July 1st 2003)
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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
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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.”More quotes…