Burgin, Victor

Thinking Photography

Burgin, Victor (ed.) (1982) Thinking Photography. Basingstoke: MacMillan.


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Contents

Introduction, Victor Burgin

The Author as Producer, Walter Benjamin

Critique of the Image, Umberto Eco

Photographic Practice and Art Theory, Victor Burgin

On the Invention of Photographic Meaning, Allan Sekula

The Currency of the Photograph, John Tagg

Looking at Photographs, Victor Burgin

Making Strange: The Shattered Mirror, Simon Watney

Photography, Phantasy, Function Victor Burgin


Index A-C

A

Abbott,B. 110-14, 171

Addams, J. 104

advertising 2, 74-81, 186,196,

198,202,213

analogical 34, 223

Aperture 101

aphasia 56

Aragon, L. 30, 31

Arbus,D. 40-1,81, 175

Aristotle 54

art photography 3,108,117,189, 205,208,210,213,214

associations 55

Atget, E. 167

B

Balzac, H. de 134-5

Barr, A. H. 114

Barthes, R. 13, 34, 4 7-50, 52, 58-61, 70, 71, 87, 91,118, 143,146

base 4

Baudelaire, C. 96, 98, 100, 101

Beckett, S. 160

Bell, C. 11, 100,103,209

Benjamin, W. 12, 39-40, 82, 95,

119,166,167,168

Benoist,J.-M. 82

Berenson, B. 193

binarism 220

Black Panthers 205

Boccaccio, G. 69

Brady, M. 125

Brandt,W. 170-1

Brecht, B. 21, 22, 27-9, 39, 82,

166

Breton, A. 158, 170

Brik,O. 163

C

Camera Work 92-3, 97,102

caption 24, 82, 104-5, 144,

191-2

Casseres, B. de 97 – 8

Chaplin, C. 56

Chomsky, N. 51

codes 143, 145; graphic 33; iconic 36-7; iconographic 3 7; of perception 32, 35; of recognition 33, 35, 63; rhetorical 37, 38, 143; stylistic 36, 38; of taste and sensibility 3 7; tonal 36, 65; of transmission 35, 65; of the unconscious 38

commitment 16ff, 27

committed photographer 5 5

commutation test 62, 64

competence 51, 53

composition 150-2

Comte, A. 10

conceptual art 39

condensation 195,196,197,201

connotation 50, 56-9, 87,104, 143

considerations of representability 195,196, 203

content plane 57-8, 65

Courbet, G. 10, 132, 134

craft 93

criticism see photography criticism

Croce, B. 102

Cubism 10, 56, 91,160,170,210

Culler, J. 55

‘culturalism’ 6

currency 120-2


D-H

D

Dadaism 23, 164

day-dream 153,195, 199-200

decisive moment 146

Delacroix, E. 10, 119

denotation 50,56-9,87, 143

Derrida,J. 54

Diderot,D. 155

difference 45, 54, 145,147,207, 208

digital 34, 223

disavowal 190

discourse 2, 3, 70, 84ff, 128, 130, 144, 188-9, 207,213,214, 216

displacement 195,196

Doblin, A. 21-2

documentary photography 108, 111

double-articulation 62,221

dream-work 195-7

Durand,J. 70ff, 81

E

Eco, U. 13, 60-6

Eisenstein, S. 56, 68

Eisler,H . 24-5

empiricism 6, 7

Engels, F. 134-5

epic theatre 28-9

Evans, W. 114

exchange 84-5

exhibitionism 187,189,204

expression 11, 101, 102-3, 108, 111

expression plane 57-8, 65

F

false consciousness 4-5,46, 157

family 41,117,144,205

‘Family of Man’ exhibition 118

Farm Security

Administration 125ff

fashion writing 5 8

FederalArt Project 113

femininity 8-9

fetish 40, 94,101,103, 178, 179, 190-1

figures (see also rhetorical

figures) 36, 64

fine print 189

form 34, 57

Foucault,M. 122, 129-30, 131, 132, 214-15

Freud,S. 7,71,81-2,144,170, 187-8, 194, 195-7, 199-200

Friedland, S. 181

Friedlander, L. 175,207

Fry, R. 11,103, 159-60

G

Gautier, T. 95-6

Gombrich,E. H. 214

Goncourt, E. and Goncourt, J. de 96

Gramsci, A. 123-4

Greenberg, C. 11, 208-11

Griffith, D. W. 56

Grtindel, G. 26

Guggenheim, W. 104

Gulliver’s Travels 175

Gutman, J. 107

H

Harkness,M. 134

Heartfield,J. 23,164

Heath,S. 47,59, 188-9

Hefner, H. 92

Herskovits, M. 85

Hess, H. 120

Hine, L. 13, 88ff, 103ff

Hirst, P. Q. 8, 124

history of photography 3-4, 142

Hitler,A . 21

Hjelmslev,L. 49,50,57,58

Horowitz, M. J. 194, 197, 198, 205

humanism 5-6, 7, 108-9, 215

Husserl,E. 47


I-P

I

iconic sign (see also codes, iconic) 32ff, 61ff

identification 18 9

identikit 64

Ideological State Apparatuses 5, 7, 123-4

ideology 4-9,41,46,58,59, 117-19, 123-4, 134,146, 148,173,188

image 67, 83,144,197,200,214, 216

imaginary 147,153

inner speech 197

inspiration 81

institutions 213ff

intertextuality 144

J

Jackson,W.H. 125

Jakobson, R. 13, 56, 135

Johnson, R. 6

K

Kant, I. 10, 102

Kastner, E. 26

Kautsky, M. 134

Kertesz, A. 154, 170, 171

Khlebnikov, V.V. 157ff

Kuleshov,L. 67-8

Kushner, B. 177ff

L

Lacan, J. 7, 81-2, 147, 187-8, 202,231

language (langue) 50-1, 59

language of photography 143

Laplanche, J. 201,202

Leclaire, S. 200

Lee,R. 126

Lef 162

Lenin, V. I. 134-8

Lichtenberg, G. 27

Library of Congress 125

logocentrism 54-5

London, J. 110

look 147-8, 187ff,204

Lyotard, J.-F. 201

Lysenko, T. D. 10

M

MacCabe, C. 8

Macherey,P. 118,125,136

making strange 14, 155ff, 180

Malevich, K. 12, 159

Martinet, A. 35

Marx,K. 4,46-7,121,134, 156-7

Marxist cultural theory 4ff, 8

Maublanc, R. 2 9-31

Mayakovsky, V. V. 158ff

metalanguage 5 7 -8

metaphor 37,56,81, 100-1, 135, 212

metonymy 37,56,81-2,94, 100, 104-5, 135, 203, 212

Metz,C. 62,65-7,83, 191

mirror stage 147,189

Modernism 3, 11,40, 159-61, 168, 170, 208-10

Moholy-Nagy,L. 154,167,175, 186

montage (see also photomontage) 28-9, 68, 97,168

Morawski, S. 135

Morris, C. 32

Morse, S. 86

Moscow Linguistic Circle 12

Mulvey, L. 14

Museum of ModernArt 113,114, 207,214

myth 47-8,58,117

N

narc1ss1sm 148, 187, 189

narrative 68-9, 91,211

Nash, P. 154, 175

naturalism 135

neologism 59

New Deal 125,139

New Left 6

New Objectivity 20, 23, 25, 30

newspaper 19-20

Novy Lef 1 77ff, 212

O

Oktyabr 180, 181-6, 188

OPOYAZ 12, 163

ostranenie see making strange

overdetermination 196

P

Panofsky, I. 63

paradigm 55-6, 59, 62, 70, 72, 73,75

Paris Commune of 1871 95

parole(speech) 50-1,59

Pearl Harbour 126

Peirce, C. S. 32, 54

performance 51

perspective 146, 150, 152, 178, 186,187

phantasy 189ff, 199, 201-2

photographic education 3, 142

photographic reportage 23

photography criticism 3-4, 41, 91, 92, 103

photography theory lff, 9

photomontage (see also

montage) 164-6, 229

Piaget,J. 34,197

Pictorialism 163

Plato 14, 26, 54,214

Poe, E. A. 86-7, 98

point of view 146, 177ff

Pollock, G. 14

polysemy 68, 91

Pontalis, J.B. 202

popular art 215

Prieto, L. 35

primal phantasies 204

production apparatus 22-3, 24, 27,31

production relations 1 7

Proletarskoe Foto 179, 181

propaganda 27

prosodic features 35, 65,223


Q-Z

Q

quality 16ff, 91

R

Racine,J. 68-9

Raphael, M. 112,225

RAPKH 186

Realism 3, 10, 13, 14, 56, 85,

107-8, 1 lOff, 132ff, 174

Renger-Patzsch, A. 24, 167

representation 4, 5, 8-9, 14, 111-12,124,146,150,164, 205,206

rhetoric ( see also codes, rhetorical) 19, 68ff, 85,106

rhetorical arguments 38

rhetorical figures 37, 70, 74ff; figured language 70-1

rhetorical premises 38

Riis,J. 104

Rodchenko, A. 162-4, 166, 177ff

Roh,F. 167

Romanticism 3, 10, 40, 71, 97, 102,119,135,155-6,168, 173

ROPF 180,212

Rosenblum, B. 213-14

Rothstein, A. 132

Russian Formalism 12-13

Russian Futurism l 57ff, 170

S

Saussure, F. de 50ff, 63, 156

scopophilia 152, 187-8

secondary revision 195,197

semes 35, 36, 64

semiology 49-50, 60, 143, 146

semiotics 60, 143

Shklovsky, V. 68, 158-61

sign 53-4, 223

signified 50, 53-4

signifier 50, 53-4

signs 36,64

Sloan, J. 110

Index

Smith, W. E. 108

Socialist Realism 181, 186

sociology 2, 87, 103

Sontag, S. 121, 129, 175

Sovetskoe Foto 1 77, 179, 186

speech (parole) 50-1, 59

Spence, J. 14

Stendhal, H. B. 57

Stieglitz, A. 13, 88ff, 98ff

Strand,P. 102-3

Structuralism 13,48-9, 145

structure 34, 144

Stryker,R. 125-8, 131, 138-9

subject 14, 145ff, 188,211,231

substance 34, 57

superstructure 4

Surrealism 98, 168-71, 157

suture 188ff

Swift,J. 175

Swiners,J.-L. 70

syllepsis 68-9

symbolic order 145

Symbolism 12, 97, 99,100,135

synchrony 52-3

syntagm 50, 55-6, 59, 62, 70, 72, 75

system 55-6, 59, 62

Szarkowski, J. 208-11

T

Talbot,W.H. F. 86,93

tapestries 119-20

technique 17ff

tendency 16ff,27, 111

‘third effect’ 67 -8

Todorov, T. 12-13, 68-9

Tolstoy,L. 107, 135-8, 180

Tretyakov,S. 12, 18, 161-6

truth 129-32

U

unconscious (see also codes of the unconscious) 38, 82, 97, 195, 200-2,211

use-value 45

V

value 51-2

v1s1on 156,160,173,174,178, 180, 192ff, 206

vocational training 3

Volkov-Lannit,L. 180

voyeurism 148,187,189,204

Vygotsky, L. 197

W

Weegee 91

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