Photographs Objects Histories: On the Materiality of Images
Elizabeth F. Edwards, Elizabeth Edwards, Janice Hart
Psychology Press, 2004 - Photography - 222 pages
This innovative volume explores the idea that while photographs are images, they are also objects, and this materiality is integral to their meaning and use. The case studies presented focus on photographs active in different institutional, political, religious and domestic spheres, where physical properties, the nature of their use and the cultural formations in which they function make their 'objectness' central to how we should understand them.