Miller, Sally

Contemporary Photography and Theory

Miller, S. (2020) Contemporary Photography and Theory. London: Bloomsbury.


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Part One Photography and identity

Contents

1 The honorific and the subjugated portrait 9

2 The blank portrait and the intimate record 21

3 The portrait and the contemporary self 31

Part Two Photography, landscape and place

4 The politics of place 45

s Non-place and new topologies 57

6 Ruins and the Anthropocene 67

Part Three Photography, performance and the Politics of representation

7 Gender and the selfie 79

8 Race, history and time s7

g Performativity and disability 97

Part Four Photography and psychoanalysis

10 Psychoanalysis, representation and desire 109

11 Psychoanalysis, spectatorship and the gaze 117

12 The politics of enjoyment 127

Part Five Photography and the event

13 Photography, memory, history u9

14 Post-photojournalism and contemporary images of conflict 149

15 Photography, empathy and responsibility 1s9

Notes 171

Select Bibliography 208

Index 234


Index A-C

10 Years (Strauss) 27-30

24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep (Crary) 26

A

Abandoned Futures (Lam) 72-3, 73

Adams, Parveen ll5, ll7, 195 n.19

Adelman, Marc Stelen 137, 139, 145-7

Adelman, Rebecca 156-7, 167

the aftermath 4, 137, 159-63, 166, 168, see also late photography

Aftermath (Meyerowitz) 68-71

After September 11: Images from Ground Zero ( exhibition) 68

Agamben, Giorgio 165-6, 206 n.32

Albdorf, Thomas 2, 53-6; General View 53-6, 55

algorithms 31, 35-8; algorithmic governmentality 37; algorithmic identity 35; socioalgorithmic 39

Almerisa (Dijkstra) 169

The Ambassadors (Holbein) 121

ambivalence 10, 48; and late photograph 159, 161, 166-7; and ruin 68-9, 71

An Analytical Inquiry into the Principles of Taste (Knight) 45

Anden-Papadopoulos, Kari 145

And Still We Gather with Infinite Momentum (King) 52-3, 53

Anthropocene 3, 44, 68, 71-2, 75-6

Anti-Self Portraits (Swanson) 100-1

appropriation 127, 129

Arbus, Diane 100, 192 n.20

archive 12-13, 15, 17,26,90, 139

ATM 32, 39, 175 n.8

Auerbach, Jeffrey 47

Auge, Marc 2, 57, 59-60, 181 n.7, see also non-place

Austin, J. L. 79

authenticity 25, 28, 86, 90, 129, 143

Awakenings (Laycock) 105-6, 106

Azoulay, Ariella 202-3 n.7

B

Badger, Gerry 10

Baer, Alejandro 146

Bangert, Christoph 3, 137, 151-3, 156

hello camel 151-3, 152

War Porn 151

bare life 165-6

Bate, David 17, 45, 51

Becher, Bernd and Hilla 57-8, 63

Beck, John 58

Begley, Josh

Officer Involved 179 n. 29

Beiley, Jean-Baptiste 90-3

Berlant, Lauren 29-30, 175 n.45

Berns, Thomas 37

Bertillon, Alphonse 14-16

Bertillon card 15-16, 16

Better the Devil You Know (Mosse) 154

big data 35, 176 n.22

Birchall, Clare 65

13lalock, Lucas 3, 107, 109-10, ll4-16

Two Lettuces 109-10, llO, ll4-16

Blas, Zach

Facial Weaponization Suite 33-5, 34

Bleed (Norfolk) 161-3, 162

‘The Body and the Archive’ (Sekula) 12

Bolaki, Stella 103-5

Bratich, Jack 66

Brave New World (Huxley) 62

Bridle, James

Seamlesss Transitions 62

Bright, Deborah 67

Brown, Wendy 26

Bryson, Norman 23

Buckingham, Matthew 3, 68

The Six Grandfathers, Paha

Sapa, in the Year 502,002

C.E 75-6, 75

Buggenhagen, Beth 95

Burbridge, Ben 24-5

Burgin, Victor 195 n.20

Burke, Edmund 51

Butler, Judith 3, 79-82, 87-9, 99, 101

Frames of War 203 n.13

Gender Trouble 3, 79-80

C

Calle, Sophie

Cash Machine 31-3, 39

Campany, David 159-60

Campbell, David 151

cancer, representation of 97, 101-4

capitalism 26-7, 70, 72, 73, 82

psychoanalytic readings of 109-10,

113-14, 116,123, 128-30

Cariou v Prince 128

Carmi, Ayelet 49, 51

carte de visite 10-12, 32

Caruth, Cathy 139-40

Cash Machine (Calle) 31-3, 39

Chandra, Mohini

Dark Pacific Sun 46-8, 47, 56

Charcot, Jean-Martin 25-6, 173 n.18

Chayka, Kyle 60

Cheney-Lippold, John 35-6, 38

Cheng, Wendy 58

Cho, Lily 24

Chouliaraki, Lilie 150-1, 157

citizen journalism 31, 145, 149

citizenship 24, 88, 93-4

class 11-12, 16-17, 28, 46, 88, 99, 119, 120,

123, 140, 175 n.45

Claude glass 46, -i

Colebrook, Claire 70-1

collodion process 49

colonialism 2, 90

and citizenship 93-5

and land 47-8,55, 72, 74-5

colonial picturesque 47

communicative capitalism 128-30

Conrad, Joseph 155

Copjec, Joan 107, 112, 117, 120, 121, 123,

124, 197 n.42, 197 n.47

Costas, Jana 61

Crary, Jonathan 26

Cresswell, Tim 61

Crimp, Douglas 81

‘Crni Vrh, Untitled No.4’ (Norfolk) 161-2,

162

The Cruel Radiance (Linfield) 153-4

cybernetic categorization 36


D-H

D

daguerreotype 10

Dark Pacific Sun (Chandra and

Stewart) 46-8, 47, 56

data 26, 31, 33-8, 128-9, 177 n.35, see also

big data

data-mining 36-7

dataveillance 35

Dean, Alison 23, 27, 30

Dean, Jodi 72, 128-30, 199 n.26

Deep South (Mann) 48-51, 50

Demos, T. J. 72, 74-5, 207 n.47

Denti, Antonio 137

The Surviving Frame 156-7

depression, representation of 98

Diamond, Elin 80-1

Dijkstra, Rineke

Almerisa 169

Dillon, Brian 71

Diop, Omar Victor 3

Project Diaspora 90, 91, 93-5

disability, representation of 3, 77,

97-106

and performativity 97-100

disciplinary power 29, 85, 87, 99

Dolar, Mladen 115

Douglas, Kate 146

Downey, Anthony 206 n.32

E

Eberhard, Roger 2

Standard 59-60, 60

Ehlers, Nadine 87-8

Eklund, Douglas 127

Elahi, Hasan 2, 7

Tracking Transience 37-9, 177 n.39

empathy 28, 149-51, 156-7

Eppert, Claudia 142-3

Essays on Physiognomy (Lavater) 14

eugenics 16

Excellences & Perfections (Ulman) 3, 79, 80,

82, 85-6, 188 n.38

F

Facebook 31, 86

facial recognition technology 31, 33

Facial Weaponization Suite (Blas) 33-5 , 34

Faulkner, Simon 163, 167

Faustine, Nona 3

‘From Her Body Sprang Their Greatest

Wealth’ 95-6

White Shoes 95

Felman, Shoshana 139-40

feminism 83, 123, see also

postfeminism

A Few Good Men (Reiner) 132

‘filter bubble’ 37

football 90, 93-5

Foucault, Michel 2, 12-3, 40, 85

carceral network 13

governmentality 13, 37

power/knowledge 13

The Four Fundamentals of Psychoanalysis

(Lacan) 121

Frames of War (Butler) 203 n.13

Freeman, Elizabeth 89-90

Freud, Sigmund 26,111, 130-1

Totem and Taboo 130

Friedlander, Jennifer 120, 123

‘From Her Body Sprang Their Greatest

Wealth’ (Faustine) 95-6

Frosh, Paul 146

Fu, Vivian 7, 39-41, 40

G

Galton, Francis 14-17, 16, 33

Garland-Thompson, Rosemarie 97, 99<

103

misfitting 101

staring 100, 103 Gefeller, Andreas Soma 57, 62-3, 62

gender 3,95,99, 140

and performativity 77, 79-86, 88-9G. – –

97, 104

and psychoanalysis 107, 117, 119, 1:􀄊

and technology 33, 36, 39

Gender Trouble (Butler) 3, 79

General View (Albdorf) 53-6, 55

Ghadirian, Shadi 3

Qajar 88-90, 89

Gilbert, Jeremy 4-5, 26

Gill, Rosalind 83-4

Gilpin, Rev. William 45

the girl 82-6

Girodet, Anne-Louis 91-2, 95

Giroux, Henry 4-5, 96, 203 n.10

globalization 57, 60-1, 146

Godfrey, Mark 75

Goldin, Nan 27, 39

Google 36, 38, 177 n.31

Google Street View 54-5, 181 n.52

Governing the Soul (Rose) 29

Grace (Perrier) 8, 9, 17-19, 18-19

Gram, Sarah 86

Grant, Catherine 39

Grech, Marija 76

Green, David 14, 16, 40

Ground Zero 68-71

H

Hall, Rachel 33

Happy Birthday (Nakadate) 119

Hayward, Mark 32, 175 n.8

Heart of Darkness (Conrad) 155

Heer, Melissa 88

hello camel (Bangert) 151-3, 152

Hirsch, Marianne 140-1, 200 n.12, see also postmemory

Holocaust, representation of 139-47; ‘Americanization of ‘ 144

Homo Sacer (Agamben) 165

Hook, Derek 111, 130

Horvitz, David

Mood Disorder 98

Huxley, Aldous 62

hysteria 25-6, 173 n.18


I-P

I

ideology 3, 4, 33, 46, 94, 184 n.11

psychoanalytic readings of 107, 117,

122-3, 125,130,135

iEarth (Zylinska) 74

Im, Heungsoon 4, 137

Jeju Notes 167

Immediate Family (Mann) 49

‘In Defense of the Poor Image’

(Steyer!) 156

Infra (Mosse) 153-6, 154, 204 n.40

‘Inside Out’ (Solomon-Godeau) 28

Instagram 31, 39, 79-80, 85-6, 127-9

psychoanalytic readings of 131-3,

136

intimacy 27, 29-30, 55, 119, 147

Iraq War 151-2

Iversen, Margaret 196 n.29

J

Jain, Sarah Locklann 100, 104-5

Jeju Notes (Im) 167

K

Kafer, Alison 100, 105-6

Kant, Immanuel 51

Keenan, Thomas 66, 152, 155-6

Kember, Sarah 172 n.24

Kennedy, Liam 68-9, 149, 162

Killen, Gemma 39

King, Justin James 2

And Still We Gather with Infinite

Momentum 52-3, 53

Knight, Richard Payne 45-6

Koerner, Joseph L. 43

Koh, Dong-Yeon 167

Korean War 167

Kotz, Liz 27

Kozol, Wendy 167

Kuppers, Petra 97

Kurgan, Laura 55

L

Lacan, Jacques 3, 107, 111

castration 111

desire 112-13, 133

fantasy 113-15, 123

the gaze 120-2, 125

Imaginary, Symbolic, Real 122

jouissance 130

love 116

object-cause of desire 112, 115

objet a 112-13, 116, 193 n.14

the Other 133

sexual difference 123-4

traversing the fantasy 136

Laing, Rosemary 4, 137

‘welcome to Australia’ 163-6, 164

Lam, Tong 3, 68,

Abandoned Futures 72-3, 73

late photography 4, 159-63, 165-8

Laub, Dori 139-40

Lavater, Johan Kaspar 14

Laycock, Hannah 3

Awakenings 105-6, 106

Levinthal, David 3, 137

Mein Kampf 139, 141-3, 142,200 n.12,

201 n.16

Levy, Daniel 146

Life in AdWords (Scourti) 36-7

Limit Telephotography (Paglen) 63, 65-6, 65

Linfield, Susie 153-4

Lisle, Debbie 161, 168

Lorrain, Claude 45-6

Love Hotel (Nakadate) 197 n.49

Lowe, Paul 161, 163

Lowry, Joanna 25

Luckhurst, Roger 72

Lucky Tiger (Nakadate) 118-19, 119, 125

Lyon, David 31-2

M

McGinley, Ryan 39

McGowan, Todd 111, 113, 120, 122, 131-4,

193 n.14

society of enjoyment 132-4

society of prohibition 131

McGrath, Jason 73

McRobbie, Angela 83-5

McRuer, Robert 99

Maguire, Emma 86, 188 n.38

Mann, Sally 2

Deep South 48-51

Immediate Family 49

Untitled (Emmett Till River Bank) 50

Marshall, William 43

Matzner, Tobais 38

Mein Kampf (Levinthal) 139, 141-3, 142,

200 n.12, 201 n.16

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of

Europe 145

memory 3, 137, 139-41, 144-7, 162-3,

see also multidirectional memory;

postmemory

Meyerowitz, Joel 3, 68-71

migrant, representation of 94-5

Minimal Ethics for the Anthropocene

(Zylinska) 71

‘The mirror stage as formative of the I

function .. .’ (Lacan) 121

Mirzoeff, Nicholas 71-2, 92

Mitchell, Juliet 117

Mitchell, W. J. T 43, 46, 48-9

Mciller, Frank 160, 166, 168-9

‘Monique Showing Black Eye’ (Strauss) 30

Mood Disorder (Horovitz) 98

Mosse, Richard 3, 137

Better the Devil You Know 154

Infra 153-6, 204 n.40

multidirectional memory 3, 139, 147

Mulvey, Laura 117-18, 120-3, 125,196 n.34

Murray, Derek Conrad 40

N

Nadar (Gaspard-Felix Tournachon) 27

Nakadate, Laurel 3, 107, 118-20, 125,

197 n.49

Happy Birthday 119

Love Hotel 197 n.49

Lucky Tiger 118-19, 119

Nakamura, Lisa 33, 39

nature,r epresentation of 2, 43,4 6, 48,5 4,

74-6

neoliberalism 3-5, 30, 132, 203 n.10

and gender 77, 82-6

and place 44, 57, 59, 63, 181 n.52

and race 77, 94-6

and subjectivity 21, 26

and surveillance 31, 175 n.8

New Portraits (Prince) 3, 127-9, 135-6

New Topographies (exhibition) 57-8, 63

non-place 2, 57, 59, 60-3, 181 n.7, 18􀄈 ,._

Norfolk, Simon 4,137,206 n.15

Bleed 161-3, 162

Nye, David 51

O

Occupation (Shibli) 167-8, 168

Officer Involved (Begley ) 179 n.29

O’Gorman, Ned 52, 68-9

Ong, Aihwa 93

Orvell, Miles 28, 51

P

Paglen, Trevor 2, 57

Limit Telephotography 63-6, 65

Pariser, Eli 3 7

passport photograph 24

peace photograph 168-9

‘the perfect’ 84-5

performance 3, 12, 25, 27, 34, 77, 79

and disability 97, 101, 103-4, 106

and gender 79-81, 86

and performativity 79-81

and race 86, 87-90, 95

Perrier, Eileen 2, 7

Grace 8,9, 17-19, 18-19

Perry, Weena 69

Peters, Clorinde 96

A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of a􀄉. r

Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

(Burke) 51

photojournalism 149-51, see also postphotojournalism

‘Photojournalism in a Postphotographic Age

(Kennedy) 149

Photoshop 109,115

phrenology 14

physiognomy 14, 23, 26, 35

picturesque 2, 43-4, 45-52, 58, 65, 76,

178 n.3

pixilation 129, 156-7

police, use of photography 12, 15, 22, 30

portrait 2-3, 7, 9-18, 21-8, 30-2, 37-8, 41

blank portrait 2, 7, 21-7

honorific portrait 2, 7, 9, 12, 16-8,

23,91

sel f -portrait 40, 77, 79, 81, 85, 90, 93,

95, 98, 100-3, ll8, 143-4, 146 (see also

selfie)

subjugated portrait 2, 7, 12, 17-18, 22,

173 n.3

Portrait of Citizen Jean-Baptiste Beiley,

Ex-Representative of the Colonies

(Girodet) 91-2, 95

postcolonialism 75, 93

post-feminism 82-3, 85-6

postmemory 3, 140

postmodernism 81, 127, 129

post-photojournalism 3, 137, 157

Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the

Young-Girl (T iqqun) 82-3

Prince, Richard 3, 107

New Portraits 127-9, 135-6

Untitled (Cowboy) 127

Project Diaspora (Diop) 90, 91, 93-5

psychoanalysis

and anxiety 114-15

and capitalism 109-10, 113-14, 116,

123, 128-30

and desire 107, ll0-16, 125, 133-4,

193 n.14

and enjoyment 127-8, 130-4, 136

and fantasy 3, ll2-16, 123-5, 131-6

and the gaze 3,107, 117-18, 120-2,

125, 135

and ideology 3, 107, 117, 122-3, 125,

130,135

objet a 107, 112-16, 194 n.19

the Other 133-5

repression 111

sexual difference 3, 123-5, 197 n.42,

197 n.47

Psychoanalysis and Feminism (Mitchell) 117

Pugh, Simon 47


Q-Z

Q

Qajar (Ghadirian) 88-90, 89

Quetelet, Adolphe 15-16

R

race 3, 12.3_ ; and neoliberalism; and performativity 99,105; and technology 33, 38-9; and whiteness 50, 86, 87, 93

Radstone, Susannah 141, 143

Ray, Gene 185

Raymond, Clare 30, 50, 17 4 n.40

refugee, representation of 163-4

Reigeluth, Tyler 35

retinal scanning 33

Ritchin, Fred 151

Roberts, John 154, 160, 163,202 n.2

Rose, Nikolas 29

Rothberg, Michael 144, 146-7, see also

multidirectional memory

Rottenberg, Catherine 92-3

Rouvroy,A ntoinette 37,1 77 n.35

Rudd, Annie 11-12

ruins 2, 67-70, 72-3

S

Salpetriere hospital 25

Saltz, Jerry 128

Schechner, Alan

Self Portrait at Buchenwald 143-4,

144

Schjeldahl, Peter 127

Scourti, Erica

Life in AdWords 36-7, 39

Seamlesss Transitions (Bridle) 62

Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky 104

Sekula, Allan 2, 12, 14-15, 17, 22

selfie 40, 85-6, 130, 134-5, 145-6

dark selfie, 145-6

selfie-fantasy (Uzlaner) 135

‘Self Portrait at Buchenwald’

(Schechner) 139, 143-4, 144

‘Self Portrait in a Single Breasted Suit with

Hare’ (Taylor-Johnson) 101-4, 103

sexuality 30, 34, 39, 85-6, 88, 102, 104,

145-7

Sharma, Sarah 61, 63, 182 n.35

Sherman, Cindy 81-2, 85, 186 nn.11, 12

Shibli, Ahlam 4, 207 n.47

Occupation 167-8, 168

Trackers 207 n.47

Siebers, Tobin 98-9

The Six Grandfathers, Paha Sapa,

in the Year 502,002 C.E

(Buckingham) 75-6, 75

slavery 50, 90-2, 96, 147

sleep 25-7

smile 17

Smith, Shawn Michelle 15

social media 2, 31, 36, 39, 54, 82, 85-6,

127-30, 145, 188 n.33

Solomon-Godeau, Abigail 28

Soma (Gefeller) 57, 62-3, 62

Stallabrass, Julian 2, 21-3, 150

Standard (Ebherhard) 57, 59-60, 60

Stara, Alexandra 63

statistical stereotyping 36

Stavrakakis, Yannis 114, 133

Stehli, Jemima 3, 107, 118, 120, 125,

195 n.13

Stelen (Adelman) 139, 145-7

Stewart, Christopher

Dark Pacific Sun 46-8, 47, 56

Steyer!, Hito 156

Stinson, James 54, 181 n.52

Strauss, Zoe 7, 21, 27-30; ‘Monique Showing Black Eye’ 30; 10 Years

Strip (Stehli) 27 118, 120, 125, 195 n.13

Sturken, Marita 70

subjectivity 2-3, 7, 12-13, 23, 25-7, 52, 59, 89, 106, 175 n.45; and gender 82, 84, 86; and neoliberalism 21, 23, 26; and technology 35-7, 39-40

sublime 2, 43, 44-5, 51-4, 68-72, 165, 184 n.l, 185 n.26

The Sublime Object of Ideology (Zizek) 123

surveillance 14, 27, 31-5, 38-9, 61, 84, 167, see also dataveillance; facial recognition technology; retinal scanning

survival 30, 102, 104, 167-8

Surviving Frame, The (Denti) 156-7

Swanson, Laura 3; Anti-Self Portraits 100-1, 103

Sznaider, Natan 146

T

Tagg, John 4, 12, 22, 45

Taylor-Johnson, Sam 3, 101-4, 103

technology 31-6, 54-5, 60, 74, 82, 150

digital editing 56, 63, 74, 75, 107, 109,

139, 143 (see also Photoshop)

photographic 2, 23, 49-50, 160

temporal drag 89-90

Teukolsky, Rachel 11

Tiqqun

Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the

Young-Girl 82-3

Totem and Taboo (Freud) 130

Trackers (Shibli) 207 n.47

Tracking Transience (Elahi) 37-9

Two Lettuces (Blalock) 109-10, 110

Tyler, Imagen 164, 187 n.25

U

Ulman, Amalia

Excellences & Perfections 79-80, 80, 82,

85-6, 188 n.38

Untitled ( Cowboy) (Prince) 127

Untitled (Emmett Till River Bank)

(Mann) 49-50,50

Untitled (von Zwehl) 21-2, 22, 25-7, 173 n.9

Untitled Film Stills (Sherman) 81-2

Uzlaner, Dmitry 135

Uzwiak, Beth 29-30

V

Vanderwees, Chris 69-71

Vanier, Alan 111

vernacular photography 7, 17, 39, 79, 120

‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’

(Mulvey) 117

von Zwehl, Bettina 2, 7, 21-2, 22, 25-7,

173 n.9

voyeurism 27-9, 120, 155

W

Wallis, Brian 66

war, representation of 49, 66, 69-71, 147, 149-57, 159-61, 166-7

War Porn (Bangert) 151

Warren, John T. 88

Watkins, Carelton E. 54, 180 n.51

Welch, Edward 32, 61

‘welcome to Australia’ (Laing) 163-6, 164

‘What Kind of Thing ls “Neoliberalism”?’

(Gilbert) 4

‘W hat’s in a Face?’ (Stallabrass) 21

White Shoes (Faustine) 95-6

Wikipedia 98

Witkin, Joel-Peter 100

witnessing 139-43, 145-7, 150

XYZ

Yosemite 53-5, 180 n.51, 181 n.52

l11cl

‘The Yosemite Valley from the “Best CL·1tl” ,tl

View “‘ (Watkins) 54, 180 n.51

Zimmer, Catherine 31

Zizek, Slavoj 112-13, 120, 123, 131

the empty gesture 135

fantasy 112, 123, 134

A Few Good Men (Reiner) 132

the gaze 121

Zolghadr, Tirdad 155

Zylinska, Joanna 3, 68, 71-5, 74; iEarth 74-5, 74; Minimal Ethics for the

Anthropocene 71