Princeton University

The Itinerant Languages of Photography (Princeton University Art Museum)
by Princeton University, Joan Fontcuberta, Valeria Gonzalez, Thomas Keenan, Mauricio Lissovsky and John Mraz
Publisher's Description

While photographs have been exchanged, appropriated, and mobilized in different contexts since the 19th century, their movement is now occurring at an unprecedented speed. The Itinerant Languages of Photography examines photography’s capacity to circulate across time and space as well as across other media, such as art, literature, and cinema. Taking its point of departure from Latin American and Spanish photographic archives, the volume offers an alternative history of photography by focusing on the transnational dimension of technological traffic and image production at a time when photography is at the center of current debates on the role of representation, authorship, and reception in a global contemporary culture.


Featuring a wide-range of photographs?images that converse across temporal, political, and cultural boundaries by artists such as Lola and Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Marcelo Brodsky, Joan Colom, Marc Ferrez, and Joan Fontcuberta?the book argues that the photographic image comes into being only as a consequence of reproduction, displacement, and itinerancy.

ISBN: 0300174365
Publisher: Princeton University Art Museum
Hardcover : 240 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 8 x 10 x 0 inches
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