Photography, Migration, and Cultural Encounters in the United States
Edited by Justin Carville and Sigrid Lien
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role of photography in U.S. migrant histories
Since the mid-nineteenth century photography has played a central role in cultural encounters within and between migrant communities in the United States. Migrant histories have been mediated through the photographic image, and the cultural practices of photography have themselves been transformed as migrant communities mobilise the photographic image to navigate experiences of cultural dislocation and the forging of new identities. Exploring photographic images and the cultural practices of photography as ‘contact zones’ through which cultural exchange and transformation takes place, this volume addresses the role of photography in migrant histories in the United States from the mid-nineteenth century to today. Taking as its focal point photography’s role in shaping migrant experiences of cultural transformation, and how migrant experiences have re-configured culturally differentiated practices of photography, case studies on migration from Europe, Central America, and North America position photography as entwined with cultural histories of migration and cultural transformation in the United States.
Contributors: Sarah Bassnett (Western University), David Bate (University of Westminster), Justin Carville (Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire), Erina Duganne (Texas State University), Orla Fitzpatrick (National Museum of Ireland), Bridget Gilman (Independent Scholar), Aleksandra Idzior (University of Fraser Valley), Alexandra Irimia (University of Western Ontario), Sandra Križić Roban (Institute of Art History, Zagreb), Sigrid Lien (University of Bergen), Helene Roth (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich), Leslie Ureña (Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery)Ebook available in Open Access.
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Contact Zones: Photography, Migration,
and the United States
Justin Carville and Sigrid Lien
PHOTOGR APHIES, REPRESENTATIONS, AND MIGRATIONS
The Figure of Migration
VERNACULAR PHOTOGR APHIES AND MIGR ATION
From Cavan to Kansas: A
Photographic Album of Family Migration from Ireland
to North America
A Letter from Pat in America: Photo-remittances and the Irish American
“First Pictures”: New York
through the Lens of Emigrated European Photographers in the 1930s and 1940s
Migrating Images of War and Dislocation: From War Zone to Contact Zone and from Photography to Photomontage
Far from Home: Winston
Vargas in Washington Heights
A Box, a Suitcase, a Museum Photographic Records of Croatian Immigrants to the United States
Sandra Križić Roban
Moves You? Georges Didi-Huberman’s Arts of Passage and Pittsburgh Stories of Migration
Searching for Oleana: Contemporary Photographic Negotiations of Migration and Settler-Colonial Tropes
The Photographer as Advocate: Representing Migrant Communities in San Francisco and Tijuana
Witnessing the Trauma of Undocumented Migrants
There Was no Record of Her Smile: Muriel Hasbun’s X post facto
Gallery with Color Plates
Format: Edited volume - free ebook - PDF
Publication: June 07, 2021
Sigrid Lien teaches modern and contemporary art history, including theory and history of photography at the Department of Literary, Linguistic and Aesthetic Studies at the University of Bergen.