The Burden of Representation: Essays on Photographies and Histories

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U of Minnesota Press, 1988 - Photography - 242 pages
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Photographs are used as documents, evidence, and records every day in courtrooms, hospitals, and police work, on passports, permits, and licenses. But how did such usages come to be established and accepted, and when? What kinds of photographs were seen seen as purely instrumental and able to function in this way? What sorts of agencies and institutions had the power to give them this status? And more generally, what conception of photographic representation did this involve, and what were its consequences?
 

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Contents

Photographic
34
Photographic Records
60
The Photograph as Property
103
Slum Clearance
117
New Deal
153
Notes on Photography
184
Notes and References
212
Bibliography
231
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