Photography/Politics

Photography/Politics Book Reviews deserve our urgent critical engagement, especially when remained an important part of their practice. Since coming both mediums significantly inform our collective relation- together under the collective name Activestills, their num- ships to race and power today. ber has swelled to include Palestinian and international pho- tographers and their interests have expanded to engage with many aspects of political activism in the region. This book Notes offers an in-depth and engaging overview of the group’s 1. See Kara Keeling, The Witch’s Flight: The Cinematic, the Black Femme, and the work and an important introduction to the complex politics Image of Common Sense (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007), p. 14. of the region. Moreover, many of the scholarly essays in this 2. See Gloria Wekker, White Innocence: Paradoxes of Colonialism and Race (Durham, volume contribute to a broader set of debates about the po- NC: Duke University Press, 2016). litical and theoretical significance of documentary photogra- doi:10.1093/oxartj/kcx020 phy in the context of the contemporary digital image glut. Advance Access Publication 27 July 2017 Ariella Azoulay is perhaps the best-known photography theorist associated with the region and many of her essays over recent years, although not addressed to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Oxford Art Journal Oxford University Press

Photography/Politics

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Oxford University Press
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© The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press; all rights reserved
ISSN
0142-6540
eISSN
1741-7287
D.O.I.
10.1093/oxartj/kcx021
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Book Reviews deserve our urgent critical engagement, especially when remained an important part of their practice. Since coming both mediums significantly inform our collective relation- together under the collective name Activestills, their num- ships to race and power today. ber has swelled to include Palestinian and international pho- tographers and their interests have expanded to engage with many aspects of political activism in the region. This book Notes offers an in-depth and engaging overview of the group’s 1. See Kara Keeling, The Witch’s Flight: The Cinematic, the Black Femme, and the work and an important introduction to the complex politics Image of Common Sense (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007), p. 14. of the region. Moreover, many of the scholarly essays in this 2. See Gloria Wekker, White Innocence: Paradoxes of Colonialism and Race (Durham, volume contribute to a broader set of debates about the po- NC: Duke University Press, 2016). litical and theoretical significance of documentary photogra- doi:10.1093/oxartj/kcx020 phy in the context of the contemporary digital image glut. Advance Access Publication 27 July 2017 Ariella Azoulay is perhaps the best-known photography theorist associated with the region and many of her essays over recent years, although not addressed to

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Published: Aug 1, 2017

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