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Supplementary Histories: On the Subversive Power of Family Photographs

Pasternak, Gil (2009) Supplementary Histories: On the Subversive Power of Family Photographs. In: Supplementary Histories: On the Subversive Power of Family Photographs, 13 May 2009, Chelsea College of Art and Design. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In this lecture I traced and contextualised the historical emergence of family photography, and the formation of this practice's informing conventions. I explored the socio-political subversive potential as well as the implications of this vernacular photographic genre through recourse to the work of fine art practitioners and photographers such as Urs Luthi, Jo Spence, Richard Billingham, Sally Mann, Thomas Struth, Sharon Lockhart and others.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
T Technology > TR Photography
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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Depositing User: Gil Pasternak
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2012 10:16
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2012 10:16
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/12536

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