Before-and-After Photography: Histories and Contexts by Jordan Bear,Kate Palmer Albers

By Jordan Bear,Kate Palmer Albers

The before-and-after trope in images has lengthy paired pictures to symbolize swap: no matter if affirmatively, as within the result of makeovers, social reforms or clinical interventions, or negatively, within the destruction of our environment by way of the affects of conflict or average disasters.

This interdisciplinary, multi-authored quantity examines the principal yet virtually unstated place of before-and-after images present in quite a lot of contexts from the nineteenth century via to the current. full of case experiences that discover the conceptual implications of those photos, the book's wealthy language of proof, documentation and persuasion current either ancient fabric and the paintings of training photographers who've deployed – and challenged – the conventions of the before-and-after pairing.

Touching on matters together with sexuality, race, environmental swap and illegal activity, Before-and-After Photography examines significant themes of present debate within the critique of images in an available strategy to enable scholars and students to discover the wealthy conceptual concerns round photography's dating with time and imagination.

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