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AT THE EDGE OF SIGHT: PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE UNSEEN. Shawn Michelle Smith. Duke University Press, Durham, 2013. 318 pp. with 122 ills. (9 col.). 24 x 16 cm. LC 2013-20978 ISBN 9780822354864 In English.
Paperbound edition also available; see Worldwide 156019. Publisher's description: The advent of photography revolutionized perception, making visible what was once impossible to see with the human eye. In At the Edge of Sight, Shawn Michelle Smith engages these dynamics of seeing and not seeing, focusing attention as much on absence as presence, on the invisible as the visible. Exploring the limits of photography and vision, she asks: What fails to register photographically, and what remains beyond the frame? What is hidden by design, and what is obscured by cultural blindness? Smith studies manifestations of photography's brush with the unseen in her own photographic work and across the wide-ranging images of early American photographers, including F. Holland Day, Eadweard Muybridge, Andrew J. Russell, Chansonetta Stanley Emmons, and Augustus Washington, concluding with a chapter that shows how concerns raised in the nineteenth century remain pertinent today, in the photographs of Abu Ghraib. Ultimately, Smith explores the capacity of photography to reveal what remains beyond the edge of sight.
Indexing: Western — United States — Several Periods — Photography, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 156018
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