Suspended Conversations: The Afterlife of Memory in Photographic Albums by John LangfordSuspended Conversations: The Afterlife of Memory in Photographic Albums by John Langford

Suspended Conversations: The Afterlife of Memory in Photographic Albums

byJohn Langford, Martha Langford

Paperback | April 1, 2008

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In Suspended Conversations Martha Langford shows how photographic albums tell intimate and revealing stories about individuals and families. Contrary to those who isolate the individual photograph, treat albums as texts, or argue that photography has supplanted memory, she shows that the photographic album must be taken as a whole and interpreted as a visual and verbal performance that extends oral consciousness.

Suspended Conversations brings to light a rich collection of photographic travelogues, memoirs, thematic collections, and family sagas compiled between 1860 and 1960 and held by the McCord Museum of Canadian History. Martha Langford not only provides a fascinating glimpse of a previous century's preoccupations and mores but brings photography into the great conversation about how we remember and how we send our stories into the future.

Martha Langford is the author of Scissors, Paper, Stone and the editor of Image & Imagination.
Title:Suspended Conversations: The Afterlife of Memory in Photographic AlbumsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.13 × 9 × 0.68 inPublished:April 1, 2008Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773533923

ISBN - 13:9780773533929

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