American History Reinvented
Aperture, Jan 1, 1989 - Photography - 84 pages
"What if the news media of today ... had been around when some of the most important events in American history took place - when freed slaves were given the vote, or when Japanese-Americans were shipped off to concentration camps during World War II? By staging just this kind of scene in one series [of] his humorous yet deeply disturbing photographs, Warren Neidich examines not only the contradictions of the American past but also the ways in which the media shape and distort our perception of current events. [In other series], Neidich [photographs] in various 'authentically' recreated historical sites and villages, [finding] evidence of the persistent intrusion of the present [;] takes on the history of photography itself, recreating the look of a variety of antique photographic processes in his deliberately authentic restagings of history [; and] uses photographs of Hollywood Indians ... to underscore and undercut stereotypes of Native Americans"--Inside front cover.
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