The Weight of Photography

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Johan M. Swinnen, Luc Deneulin
Academic and Scientific Publishers, 2010 - Photography - 763 pages

Bringing together a wide range of essays from contemporary scholars, this collection marks a growing interest in the suggestive yet problematic relation between the experience of photography, video, and film and the perception of the visual world. As an essential concentration of contemporary thought, this selection provides an excellent introduction for newcomers and a fresh point of view for those already engaged in discussions about photography, art, history, education, culture, and criticism. The featured essays are penned by an assortment of noted thinkers, including Jean Baudrillard, Terry Barrett, Philippe Dubois, Willem Elias, Annette W. Balkema, and Jan Simons.

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About the author (2010)

Johan Swinnen is a professor of visual culture at the Vrije Universiteit in Brussels, at the Artesis University College in Antwerp, and at the Sorbonne Paris-III. He is also a senior lecturer at the South Asian Institute of Photography, Dhaka, and the Anton De Kom University of Suriname. Luc Deneulin is an art historian and a guest professor at the Vrije Universiteit in Brussels. He is an expert on Leni Riefenstahl's film and photography career.

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