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Photography, Trace, and Trauma$
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Margaret Iversen

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780226370026

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226370330.001.0001

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On Zoe Leonard and Tacita Dean

(p.33) 3 Analogue
Photography, Trace, and Trauma

Margaret Iversen

University of Chicago Press

Zoe Leonard and Tacita Dean are artists who attach great value to analogue photography and film. They resist the inexorable rise of digital photographic technologies and the corresponding near obsolescence of the analogue. Their work makes salient the virtues or specific character of analogue film such as its indexicality and openness to chance, characteristics the full significance of which have only become apparent under pressure of digitization. The chapter draws attention to a kind of photographic art practice that is marked by contingency and seared by reality.

Keywords:   analogue, chance, contingency, Tacita Dean, digital, index, Zoe Leonard, photography

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