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Representational Machines: Photography and the Production of Space
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Art History.
Department of Art and Media Studies, NTNU.
The Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture.
2013 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Photography does not only represents space. Space is produced photographically.Since its inception in the 19thcentury, photography has brought to light a vast array of  represented subjects. Always situated in some spatial order, photographic representations have been operatively underpinned by social, technical, and institutional mechanisms. Geographically, bodily, and geometrically, the camera has positioned its subjects in social structures and hierarchies, in recognizable localities, and in iconic depth constructions which, although they show remarkable variation, nevertheless belong specifically to the enterprises of the medium.This is the subject of Representational Machines: How photography enlists the workings of institutional technologies in search of establishing new iconic and social spaces. Together, the contributions to this edited volume span historical epochs, social environments, technological possibilities, and genre distinctions. Presenting several distinct ways of producing space photographically, this book opens a new and important field of inquiry for photography research

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Århus: Århus universitetsförlag , 2013. , 268 p.
Keyword [en]
photography, space
National Category
Art History
Research subject
Art History
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-96707ISBN: 978-87-7124-165-5OAI: diva2:667191
Representational Machines: Photography and the Production of Space
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond

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The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Trondheim ;Stockholms Universitet; Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademis Skoler for Arkitektur, Design og Konservering –Arkitektskolen i Köpenhamn

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