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Photography and Anthropology. Christopher Pinney. Reaktion Books, London, pages, with 89 illustrations, 68 colour. Softcover. Buy Photography and Anthropology (Exposures) by Christopher Pinney (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free. In Photography and Anthropology, Christopher Pinney presents a provocative and readable account of the strikingly parallel histories of the two disciplines.

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Walter Benjamin suggested that photography ‘make[s] the difference between technology and magic visible as a thoroughly historical variable,’ and Pinney here explores photography as a divinatory practice.

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Please try again later. There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. Review quote ‘A masterful synthesis of his twenty years of explorations into the parallel christtopher of anthropology and photography, Chris Pinney’s intellectual archeologies of image, observation, and evidence are at once deeply historical, deeply contemporary, deeply critical, and deeply provocative. Photography and anthropology share strikingly parallel histories.

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One person found this helpful. Add both to Basket. Book ratings by Goodreads. This thoroughly researched book draws upon an intimate knowledge of the history of anthropology, photography and the world’s major anthropological practitioners.

Photography and Literature Francois Brunet. Catalogues Download PDF catalogues: Christopher Pinney’s provocative and eminently readable account provides a polemical pgotography of anthropologists’ use of photography from the s to the present. Photography and Anthropology Christopher Pinney Photography and anthropology share strikingly parallel histories.

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University of Chicago Press: Write a customer review. Reaktion Books 1 April Language: Photography and Sport Mike O’Mahony. Description Photography and anthropology share strikingly parallel histories. This thoroughly researched book draws upon an intimate knowledge of the history of anthropology, photography and the world’s major anthropological practitioners.

Cultural and Social Anthropology Art: Photography and Africa Erin Haney. Made to Be Seen: The Trouble with Photography Three: Christophef anthropology celebrated photography as a physical record, whose authority and permanence promised an escape from the lack of certainty in speech. Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, christopheg to status. In this masterful work, Pinney draws upon his own important monographs.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Visit our Help Pages. But throughout these twists and turns, anthropology as a practice of ‘being there’ has found itself entwined in an intimate engagement with photography as metaphor for the collection of evidence.

Photography and anthropology share strikingly parallel histories. Though viewed as modern and rational, this quality of photography in fact propelled anthropologists towards the ‘primitive’ lives of those they studied. This book provides an accessible and succinct exploration of the two practices and the ways in which photography has been made to do anthropological work.

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Though viewed as modern and rational, this quality of photography in fact propelled anthropologists towards the ‘primitive’ lives of those they studied. Outside the USA, see our international sales information.

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Photography and Anthropology

It presents both a history of anthropology’s seduction by photography and the anthropological theory of photography. About Contact News Giving to the Press. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers anthfopology over 50 million reviews. Photographs, Anthropology and Museums Materializing Culture. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Photography and Anthropology Christopher Pinney. Early anthropology celebrated photography as a physical record, whose authority and permanence promised an escape from the lack of certainty in speech.

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