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The Postmodern View

Posted in PHOT 154 by Paul Turounet on July 23, 2010

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Chapter Summary Response

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  1. Identify the following images by name of artist or by title if name unknown.
  2. Who is the author and what is title of one of the most widely influential writings read by an informal study group of new social documentarians?  What did this author suggest, or “simply put, reason” in the essay?  Who is the author and what is the title of the essay that became one of the most read, discussed and anthologized essays within art and photography circles?  What is the essay’s basic premise?
  3. Who coined two terms that were much discussed in photographic criticism and what is the title of the book from which they were introduced?  What are the two terms and what did they designate?  What are the two reasons why photography rapidly emerged as the vogue art?  What was the term used to characterize this new period?  In art circles, what did this art movement in photography come to mean?  What is the difference between “art photography” and “photography-by-artists?”
  4. In a period of multiple convergences, what was one of the most fruitful for photographic practice?  What is the term that has been used to refer to the widespread practice of this mixture?  What is the difference between photographers working in this mode and Modernist photographers?
  5. What was the name of the much discussed 1991 exhibition at the New York Museum of Modern Art?  Identify three of the types of family photographs that were included by Curator Peter Galassi.  What type of family photographs provoked boisterous debate?  Name two late twentieth-century photographers who were at the center of this controversy.
  6. Why did the body become the “locus of polictically oppositional gay photography?”  Why were photographs by Nicholas Nixon or those used in advertisements sponsored by Benetton the subject of debate?  What hybridization and merger among photographic genres was most surprising?

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