Visualising the Other

In 'Visualising the Other' we discussed the relationship between early photography and colonialism, knowledge and power. Photography as a tool for objectification and photography as a tool for Orientalism. We looked at early attempts to represent the ‘other’ and how contemporary practioners have reclaimed their own identity. Key words to think about: The ‘Other’ - Objectification – Orientalism – Colonialism – Post-colonialism – Reclaiming identity – Power & Ideology. Click on the image below to see the lecture slides: Screen Shot 2016-05-06 at 5.36.55 PM           This week's task -  A dialogue with a stranger Due to the timings of this module, the task that corresponds with this session was set last week. Please see last week’s post.   List of relevant Photographers/Artists discussed: Paul Gaugin (1899) Two Tahitian Women Edward Curtis (1903/4) The Vanishing Race Irving Penn (1960s-1970s) Worlds in a Small Room Al Jolson (Actor) (1886-1950) Ingrid Pollard (1989) Seaside Series (1992) Wandsworth Heritage Dave Lewis (1995) Responses to the Haddon Photographic Collection Yinka Shonibare (2010-12) Nelson’s Bottle Kara Walker (2014) A Marvellous Sugar Baby   and some further reading... (Ed) Behdad, A. & Gartan, L. (2013) Photography’s Orientalism. New essays on Colonial representation. Getty Foundation (Ed) Edwards, E. (1992) Anthropology and Photography 1860-1920. Yale University Press. (Ed) Hight, E. & Sampson, G. (2002) Colonialist Photography Imagining race and place. Routledge Franz, F. (1951) Black skin, white masks. Editions de Seuil Gilroy, P. (1991) There Ain’t No Black in the Union Jack: The cultural politics of race and nation. Chicago press. Pinney, C. (2011) Photography and Anthropology. Reaktion Books (Ed) Pinney, C. & Peterson, N. (2003) Photographers Other histories. Duke University press. Pollard, I. (2004) Post cards home. Autograph Said, E. (1976) Orientalism. Readon Publishing Catalogues Art and Empire (2015) Tate In Visible light (1998) Museum of modern Art Oxford The impossible science of being (1995) The photographers Gallery Native Nations Journeys in American Photography (1998) Barbican   Further references and resources are on the end of the powerpoint slide presentation and will continue to be disseminated through  @picbod and G+ community page.