Publisher's presentation :
"What can really be learned from an image? Since its origins, how has photography built itself up within a discourse of truth? The book and eponymous exhibition respond to these questions through eleven cases of images produced by experts, researchers and historians.
Whether it be the famous shots of the Shroud of Turin, the legal photographs perfected by Alphonse Bertillon, the first aerial images of the front taken by the army during World War I, the images from the Nuremberg trial, or photos taken with cell phones testifying to the damage of drone strikes on theatres of war in Afghanistan or Israel: forensic images are now part of any police or political investigation.
Each one of the eleven cases studies is replaced in the historic and geopolitical context, and the visual protocol created is then analysed."
Texts by : Diane Dufour (introduction), Christian Delage, Thomas Keenan, Tomasz Kizny, Luce Lebart, Jennifer L. Mnookin, Anthony Petiteau, Eric Stover and Eyal Weizman.
NB : This title is published in an English edition (ISBN : 978-2365110839) and a French edition ("Images à charge - La construction de la preuve par l'image" - ISBN : 978-2365110655). Please let us know upon ordering which one you wish to receive.
This book was shortlisted for the "Aperture Foundation / Paris Photo 2015 - Catalogue of the Year Award".
240 pages - Hardcover
Editions Xavier Barral, 2015
New - Mint condition
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