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Local portraiture [electronic resource] : through the lens of 19th-century Iranian photographers / Carmen Pérez González.

Author/Creator:
Pérez González, Carmen, 1969- author.
Other Title:
Knowledge Unlatched.
Publication:
Leiden : Leiden University Press, [2012]
Series:
Iranian Studies Series
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (328 pages) : facsimiles, illustrations (some color), portraits (some color)
Subjects:
Portrait photography -- Iran -- History -- 19th century.
Iran -- Biography -- Portraits.
Summary:
Photography is clearly not a mirror of daily life: that images are constructions is especially obvious in19th-century studio portrait photography. This book explores how indigenous Iranian photographers constructed their own realities in contrast to how foreign photographers constructed Iranians' realities. Through an in-depth comparative visual analysis of 19th-century Iranian portrait photography and Persian painting, the author arrives at the insight that aesthetic preferences correlate with socio-cultural habits and practices in writing, reading and looking. Subsequently, she advocates for a place in a global history of photography for those unknown, local photo histories (such as the Iranian one) and for the indigenous photographers who produced them.
Contents:
Visual literacy : the relationship between the direction of writing and composition
The written image : text and photography
Pose, gesture and objects held by the sitter
Arrangement of space
Interactions between Western and Iranian photography.
Notes:
OCLC-licensed vendor bibliographic record.
Local notes:
Knowledge Unlatched KU Select 2016 Backlist Collection
ISBN:
9400600771
9789400600775
9789087281564
9087281560
9789400600782 (ePUB)
940060078X (ePUB)
OCLC:
872684315
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