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The Waterless Sea: A Curious History Of Mirages
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|July 15, 2018

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Mirages have long astonished travelers of the sea and beguiled thirsty desert voyagers. Traditional Chinese and Japanese poetry and art depict the above-horizon, superior mirage, or fata morgana , as exhalations of clam-monsters. Indian sources relate mirages to…
Karen Knorr: India Song

Karen Knorr: India Song

by William Dalrymple

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|February 24, 2015

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The extraordinary work of acclaimed photographer Karen Knorr and her poetic journey through the Indian Subcontinent. Karen Knorr began her ‘India Song’ series in 2008, after a life-changing trip through Rajasthan. These carefully crafted images take…
Photography and Anthropology
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|June 15, 2011

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In Photography and Anthropology, Christopher Pinney presents a provocative and readable account of the strikingly parallel histories of the two disciplines, as well as a polemical narrative and overview of the use of photography by anthropologists from the 1840s…
photos Of The Gods: The Printed Image And Political Struggle In India

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Mass-produced images have long been produced and used in India by religious and nationalist movements – the emergence of Indian-run chromolithograph presses in the late 1870s initiated a vast outpouring that have come to dominate many of India’s…
Photographys Other Histories
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|April 24, 2003

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Moving the critical debate about photography away from its current Euro-American center of gravity, Photography’s Other Histories breaks with the notion that photographic history is best seen as the explosion of a Western technology advanced by the work of…
The Waterless Sea: A Curious History of Mirages
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|May 15, 2018

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Mirages have long astonished travelers of the sea and beguiled thirsty desert voyagers. Traditional Chinese and Japanese poetry and art depict the above-horizon, superior mirage, or fata morgana , as exhalations of clam-monsters. Indian sources relate mirages to…
Lessons From Hell: Printing And Punishment In India
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|April 20, 2018

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• The first study of an important popular print genre • Connects popular prints with political history and current Indian politics • Vividly documents the fascination and repulsion provoked by images of punishment This book documents the growth…
5th European Month of Photography Berlin
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|September 30, 2013

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This festival catalogue includes works on the theme of “The View of the Other” by Sibylle Bergemann, Jerry Berndt, Stéphane Couturier, Antoine d’Agata, Dennis Hopper, Stephanie Kloss, Arwed Messmer, Stephen Mooney, Moissej Nappelbaum, Joel…
Camera Indica: The Social Life of Indian Photographs
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|June 1, 2013

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A wedding couple gazes resolutely at viewers from the wings of a butterfly; a portrait surrounded by rose petals commemorates a recently deceased boy. These quiet but moving images represent the changing role of photographic portraiture in India, a topic…
Photography's Other Histories
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|April 24, 2003

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Moving the critical debate about photography away from its current Euro-American center of gravity, Photography’s Other Histories breaks with the notion that photographic history is best seen as the explosion of a Western technology advanced by the work of…
Beyond Aesthetics: Art and the Technologies of Enchantment
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|September 1, 2001

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The anthropology of art is currently at a crossroads. Although well versed in the meaning of art in small-scale tribal societies, anthropologists are still wrestling with the question of how to interpret art in a complex, post-colonial environment. Alfred Gell…
Beyond Aesthetics: Art and the Technologies of Enchantment

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The anthropology of art is currently at a crossroads. Although well versed in the meaning of art in small-scale tribal societies, anthropologists are still wrestling with the question of how to interpret art in a complex, post-colonial environment. Alfred Gell…