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Photography's Orientalism: New Essays on Colonial Representation
By Ali Behdad (editor) and Luke Gartlan (editor)
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Publisher J Paul Getty Museum Pubns
Publication date October 1, 2013
Pages 215
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781606061510
ISBN-10 1606061518
Dimensions 0.75 by 7.25 by 10 in.
Weight 1.52 lbs.
Original list price $35.00
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The Middle East played a critical role in the development of photography as a new technology and an art form. Likewise, photography was instrumental in cultivating and maintaining Europe’s distinctively Orientalist vision of the Middle East. As new advances enhanced the versatility of the medium, nineteenth-century photographers were able to mass-produce images to incite and satisfy the demands of the region’s burgeoning tourist industry and the appetites of armchair travelers in Europe. In this way, the evolution of modern photography fueled an interest in visual contact with the rest of the world.

Photography’s Orientalism offers the first in-depth cultural study of the works of European and non- European photographers active in the Middle East and India, focusing on the relationship between photographic, literary, and historical representations of this region and beyond. The essays explore the relationship between art and politics by considering the connection between the European presence there and aesthetic representations produced by traveling and resident photographers, thereby contributing to how the history of photography is understood.

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With Ali Behdad (other contributor) | from J Paul Getty Museum Pubns (October 1, 2013)
9781606061510 | details & prices | 215 pages | 7.25 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.52 lbs | List price $35.00
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