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Unstrung Letter B – Ca me dérange/ça me dérange pas: Problematizing the Ownership of Trauma in 20th-century Photography

Unstrung Letter B – Ca me dérange/ça me dérange pas: Problematizing the Ownership of Trauma in 20th-century Photography

By Lucy Gellman

Since the advent of the photography and rapid celebrity of the camera in the 19th Century, photographers across continents and photographic mediums have been testing – and debatably breaking – the limits of appropriateness and reality in their work. In the second half (and particularly last 25 years) of the Twentieth Century, a new strain of images suggesting sexual trauma and exploitation has emerged from artists such as Nan Goldin, Sally Mann, and Antoine d’Agata. This lecture will explore the possibly problematic connotations of those images and others in an age when images may well be consuming reality.

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