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Daguerreotypes: Fugitive Subjects, Contemporary Objects

Lisa Saltzman


What is the fate of photography? Displaced as a tool of identification by genetics and biometrics, dematerialized and dispersed as a document into the virtual archives of data centers and social networks, transformed as aesthetic practice into monumental visual fictions, photography in the digital age confronts its future under the competing signs of ubiquity and obsolescence. Notably, in this moment when some of the most heralded contemporary photographers have relinquished a relation to the world and systematically eroded the evidential aspect of their medium, artists, filmmakers and writers ... More

Keywords: photography, contemporary art, film, video, graphic novels, daguerreotypes, identity, evidence

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226242033
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226242170.001.0001


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Lisa Saltzman, author

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