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Introduction to The Image and the Witness

Guerin, Frances and Hallas, Roger (2007) Introduction to The Image and the Witness. In: The Image and the Witness: Trauma, Memory and Visual Culture. Wallflower Press, London. ISBN 978-1-905674-20-6. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:43364)

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Abstract

Controversy over visual imagery of trauma and disaster has never been greater. "The Image and the Witness: Trauma, Memory and Visual Culture" is thus a timely interdisciplinary collection of new essays about the ethical stakes of the image in our visually-saturated age. This book explores the interrelated issues of the role of the material image in bearing witness to historical events and the visual representation of witnesses to collective trauma. In arguing for the agency of the image, this unique collection engages in important debates over post-traumatic memory, documentary ethics, embodied vision and the recycling of images. The book discusses works by Chris Marker, Errol Morris, Derek Jarman, Doris Salcedo, Gerhard Richter and Boris Mikhailov, alongside images from popular culture, including websites and home movies.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: N Visual Arts > N Visual arts (General). For photography, see TR
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Film
Depositing User: Frances Guerin
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2014 20:27 UTC
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2020 04:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/43364 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Guerin, Frances: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1283-8153
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