Introduction: European Photography Today

Guerin, Frances (2017) Introduction: European Photography Today. Journal of European Studies, 47 (4). pp. 1-11. ISSN 0047-2441. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0047244117733893) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This introduction briefly sketches the relationship between Europe and photography from its earliest days, through the experiments of the 1920s, and into the post-war years. This history is the background for approaching the contemporary concerns of European photography today. Concerns discussed include: the fluidity of Europe’s borders, the commemoration and integration of mass violence, the marginalization of non-citizens, the fallout of the end of industrial capitalism, and the responsibility of the viewers of the photographs in which these issues are envisioned. In addition, the appropriateness of photography, as well as its inadequacy to the task of documenting and imagining the current challenges to Europe, is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N Fine Arts
T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts
Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Film
Depositing User: Frances Guerin
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2017 17:32 UTC
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2017 14:14 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/64153 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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