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Goodreads Debut Author 2 18 Apr 22, Hence it follows that photography has no coherent or unified history of its own other than as a selective documentation of its various uses and effects.

In fact, I highly doubt it. Return to Book Page. This is where the current state of play is in regard to contemporary thought on photography. This book took patience, to say the least. It is this field we must study, not photography as such.

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Burning with Desire: The Conception of Photography

Recent accounts of photography’s identity tend to divide between the postmodern view that all identity is determined by context and a formalist effort to define the fundamental characteristics of photography as a medium.

Thomas Boyer rated it it was amazing Nov 30, Preview — Burning with Desire by Geoffrey Batchen. Trivia About Burning with Desi However, I’m not sure I would be able to finish this book if it hadn’t been compulsory for my university course.

Dave rated it liked it May 27, Cliff rated it it was amazing May 26, No trivia or quizzes yet. In an letter to his partner Nicephore Niepce, Louis Daguerre wrote, “I am burning with desire to see your experiments from nature.


Batchen critiques both approaches by way of a detailed discussion of photography’s conception in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Open Preview See a Problem? The compliant ubiquity of this photographic field is such that it is indistinguishable from those institutions or discourses that choose to make use of it.

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Burning with Desire: The Conception of Photography by Geoffrey Batchen

In this refiguring of the traditional story of photography’s origins, Batchen examines the output of the various nominees for “first photographer, ” then incorporates this information into a mode of historical criticism informed by the work of Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida. Its function as a mode of cultural production is tied to definite conditions of existence, and its products are meaningful and legible only within the feoffrey currencies they have.

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Aug 01, Holly rated it it was amazing. Dan Cotting rated it liked it Dec 24, The result is a way of thinking baychen photography beoffrey persuasively accords with the medium’s undeniable conceptual, political, and historical complexity.


To ask other readers questions about Burning with Desireplease sign up. Matt rated it it was amazing Aug 21, Its nature as a practice depends on the institutions and agents which define it and set it to work. Its status as a technology varies with the power relations which invest it. Why did society demand for the photographic image?

Lauralouise rated it really liked it Sep 26, Erin rated it it was amazing Mar 08, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A history of police photography could not, for example, be separated from a history of the practices and institutions of criminology and the justice system.

To begin with, Tagg suggests that photography cannot be understood as having a static identity or singular cultural status. Photography is, he says, better regarded as a dispersed and dynamic field of technologies, practices and images. Apr 05, Peter Bonifacio rated it did not like it Shelves: Apr 11, Chad rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: