Between the Eyes

Between the Eyes

Essays on Photography and Politics

Book - 2003
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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 as "Photography and Propaganda," the imagery of dreams, Sebastiao Salgado's epic social documents and the deeply personal photographic revelations of Francesca Woodman. The timely issue of photographic legitimacy is addressed in the essay "Photography and Belief," and in "The Highest Degree of Illusion," Strauss discusses the media frenzy surrounding the events of September 11. As our world is shaped more and more by images and their slipperiness, what he calls a media "pandemonium" in its root meaning of "the place of all howling demons," we need a mind and voice like Levi Strauss' to bring clarity to our vision.
Publisher: New York : Aperture, 2003
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781931788106
1931788103
Branch Call Number: 770.1 STRAUSS
TR187 .S77 2003
Characteristics: xv, 207 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Berger, John

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