Photography's Other Histories Edited By Christopher Pinney and Nicolas Peterson

Duke University Press
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Moving the critical debate about photography away from its current Euro-American centre of gravity, 'Photography's Other Histories' breaks with the notion that photographic history is best seen as the explosion of a Western technology advanced by the work of singular individuals. This collection presents a radically different account, describing photography as a globally disseminated and locally appropriated medium. Essays firmly grounded in photographic practice-in the actual making of pictures - suggest the extraordinary diversity of non-western photography. Richly illustrated with over one hundred images, 'Photography's Other Histories' explores from a variety of geographic, cultural, and historic perspectives the role of photography in raising historical consciousness.