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Spectral evidence : the photography of trauma

Author: Ulrich Baer
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2002.
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"In this contribution to photographic criticism and psychoanalytic literature, Ulrich Baer traces the hitherto overlooked connection between the experience of trauma and the photographic image. Instead of treating trauma as a photographic "theme," Baer examines the striking parallel between those moments arrested mechanically by photography and those arrested experientially by the traumatized psyche - moments that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Pictorial works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrich Baer
ISBN: 0262025159 9780262025157
OCLC Number: 48661312
Description: viii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Toward a Democritean Gaze --
1. Photography and Hysteria: Toward a Poetics of the Flash --
2. To Give Memory a Place: Contemporary Holocaust Photography and the Landscape Tradition --
3. Meyer Levin's In Search/Mikael Levin's War Story: Secondary Witnessing and the Holocaust --
4. Revision, Animation, Rescue: Color Photographs from the Lodz Ghetto and Dariusz Jablonski's Holocaust Documentary Fotoamator.
Responsibility: Ulrich Baer.
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An original analysis of the parallels between the arrested moment in photography and in the traumatized psyche.  Read more...

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"Baer seeks to usurp our common understanding of the photograph with a richly informed and persuasive discourse." Robert Pepperell Leonardo

 
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