Refracted Visions: Popular Photography and National Modernity in Java
A young couple poses before a painted backdrop depicting a modern building set in a volcanic landscape a college student grabs his camera as he heads to a political demonstration a man poses stiffly for his identity photograph amateur photographers look for picturesque images in a rural village an old woman leafs through a family album. In Refracted Visions, Karen Strassler argues that popular photographic practices such as these have played a crucial role in the making of modern national subjects in postcolonial Java. Contending that photographic genres cultivate distinctive ways of seeing and positioning oneself and others within the affective, ideological, and temporal location of Indonesia, she examines genres ranging from state identification photos to pictures documenting family rituals.
Автор: Karen Strassler
Издательство: Association of Art Historians
Количество страниц: 400
Размер: 41.12 Mb