The Versatile Image

Photography, Digital Technologies and the Internet

Edited by Alexandra Moschovi, Carol Mc Kay, and Arabella Plouviez

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Edited volume - paperback

New insights into the shifting cultures of today’s ‘hypervisual’ digital universe
With the advent of digital technologies and the Internet, photography can, at last, fulfill its promise and forgotten potential as both a versatile medium and an adaptable creative practice. This multidisciplinary volume provides new insights into the shifting cultures affecting the production, collection, usage, and circulation of photographic images on interactive World Wide Web platforms.

International contributors from across the arts and humanities consider fundamental concepts that are associated with the practical applications of convergent technologies and media, focusing on the role of digital and mobile cultures and image-making in the everyday life of citizens and their experience of today’s ‘hypervisual’ digital universe, while exploring how contemporary artists creatively interact with such new photographic contexts. Accompanied by a specially commissioned photo-essay, the volume is an important new resource for photographers, artists, and curators as well as academics. 

This publication is GPRC-labeled (Guaranteed Peer-Reviewed Content).
   
Contributors: Stuart Allan (Bournemouth University), David Bate (University of Westminster), David Campbell (University of Sunderland/Durham University), Bronwen Colquhoun (Victoria and Albert Museum), Mia Fineman (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Areti Galani (Newcastle University), Janda Gooding (Australian War Memorial), Dr Loplop (independent), Paolo Magagnoli (University College London), Nicholas Muellner (Ithaca College), Caitlin Patrick (King’s College London), Mikko Villi (University of Helsinki), Rachel Wells (Newcastle University), Meir Wigoder (Sapir College and Tel Aviv University).
List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Alexandra Moschovi, Carol McKay and Arabella Plouviez

PART I DIGITAL CON VERGENCES AND NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC ONTOLOGIES
1. The Emancipation of Photography
David Bate
2. The Digitized Death of Colonel Gaddafi and the End of Photography
Meir Wigoder
3. The New Interval
Nicholas Muellner
PART II NOVEL CURRENCIES OF THE AMATEUR IMAGE
4. The Camera Phone as a Connected Camera
Mikk o Villi
5. 'Humane Truth-telling': Photojournalism and the Syrian Uprising
Caitlin Patrick and Stuart Allan
6. Are We All Photographers Now? Exhibiting and Commissioning Photography in the Age of Web 2.0
Carol McKay and Arabella Plouviez
PART III IMAG(IN)ING COMMUNITIES: PHOTO-SHARING AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
7. Physical to Virtual: An Historical Archive in the Digital World
Janda Gooding
8. Flickr The Commons: Historic Photographic Collections through the Eyes of an Online Community of Interest
Bronwen Colquhoun and Areti Galani
9. Memetics and Alterity: A Photographic History of Somebody Else's Cat
Dr. Loplop
PART IV DIGITAL AESTHETICS AND CREATIVE REPURPOSING IN CONTEMPORARY ART PRACTICE
10. Digital Scale: Enlargement and Intelligibility in Thomas Ruff's jpeg Series
Rachel Wells
11. 'Let Meaning Disintegrate': Digital Compression as Revelation in the Art of Sean Snyder
Paolo Magagnoli
12. Phoning It In
Mia Fineman
13. Connected
Arabella Plouviez
Afterword Abundant Photography, Discursive Limits and the Work of Images
David Campbell

Index
Editors
Contributors

Format: Edited volume - paperback

Size: 230 × 170 × 15 mm

278 pages

ISBN: 9789058679758

Publication: January 6, 2014

Languages: English

Stock item number: 83797

Alexandra Moschovi is Senior Lecturer in Photographic Theory and Programme Leader of MA Photography in the Northern Centre of Photography, University of Sunderland.

Arabella Plouviez is Head of Photography in the Northern Centre of Photography and Research Leader for Art and Design at the University of Sunderland.


Carol McKay is Senior Lecturer in Photographic Theory in the Northern Centre of Photography, University of Sunderland, and project manager of the North East Photography Network.