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Author Klingensmith, Kelly, 1971- author

Title In appropriate distance : the ethics of the photographic essay / Kelly Klingensmith
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2016
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Contents Introduction: Finding Appropriate Distance -- Part One: The Question of the Image in Jacob Riis's How the Other Half Lives -- Rethinking Riis -- Reviewing the Image -- Part One Conclusion -- Part Two: Southern Poverty in Word and Image: Three Depression-Era Photographic Essays -- "Poverty Viewed at a Distance": You Have Seen Their Faces -- "A Tripod of Photographs, Captions, and Text": An American Exodus -- "If It Hurts You, Be Glad of It": Let Us Now Praise Famous Men -- Part Two Conclusion -- Part Three: John Berger and Jean Mohr's Restored Photography -- Toward a Political Photography -- The Ways Photographs Are Used: Expressive, Redial, and Contextualized Images -- In the Context of Writing -- Part Three Conclusion -- Epilogue: Giving Cameras to Kids
Summary "What is the evolving relationship between words and images in the photographic essay? How do the purpose and form of the photographic essay change over time? And how are relationships between the contributors, subject, and readers communicated explicitly and implicitly in both content and form? Klingensmith explores these questions in In Appropriate Distance as she traces the development of the photographic essay from the 1890s to the 1990s and beyond. By examining classic examples such as How the Other Half Lives, American Exodus, and Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, as well as more contemporary projects including work by John Berger, Jean Mohr, Wendy Ewald, and Zana Briski, Klingensmith examines the codependence of words and images and the long-standing collaboration required of creator and subject in this exploration of the ethics of representation"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Photographic criticism.
Photography -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Photography -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0826356958 (electronic bk.)
9780826356956 (electronic bk.)