Archive for the ‘Photography and Positivism’ Category

Lomax, Yve. ‘Future Politics/The Line in the Middle’ Writing the Image (London: I.B.Tauris, 2000) 39-53 p.39 I, like many others, have searched for a point of certainty. yes, I hoped to find it and I was innocent or arrogant enough to think that I could find it, but I could never have found it. But still I […]



p.1 Landscape is a social product; particular landscapes tell us something about cultural histories and attitudes. landscape results from human intervention to shape or transform natural phenomena, of which we are simultaneously a part. p.3 The act of naming is an act of taming. From its inception photography has been involved in investigating and detailing […]

Schwartz, Joan M; Ryan, James R. ‘Photography and the Geographical Imagination’ Picturing Place: Photography and the Geographical Imagination ed. by Joan M. Schwartz and James R. Ryan (London: I.B.Taurus, 2003) 1-18 p.1 More than one hundred and fifty years later – despite ongoing and unresolved debates over the status of photography as a fine art and over […]

“Will Image Move Us Still” by Kevin Robins, pp.29-50. The Photographic Image in Digital Culture, edited by Martin Lister, London, Routledge, 1995. p.30 The fact that technological development is seen as some kind of transcendent and autonomous force – rather than what it really is, that is to say embedded in a whole array of […]

‘Photographs as Objects’ Elizabeth Edwards and Janice Hart in Photographs Objects Histories: On the Materiality of Images, edited by Elizabeth Edwards and Janice Hart, Routledge, London, 2004. 1-15 p.1 [Edwards and Hart note that in Camera Lucida what Barthes] describes first is not the image of two children but a material object. It is a […]