Chapter 7 Conclusion
The notion that photographs are the products of biases and hidden agendas is nothing new. Photographs have presented Argentina’s Proceso as a source of peace and stability, Canada’s residential schools as agents of successful assimilation and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia as an unimpeachable force for justice. Photography has proven a valuable partner in these endeavours. Photographs provide evocative visual, temporal and material links to the past that allow them to be used as evidence, affirmations of different types of truth, political critique, and individual and shared historical narratives. Contemporary patterns of international photography education, exhibition, theorization and publication reaffirm the critical necessity of bringing a deterritorialized perspective to national case studies. Contemporary photographers are deterritorializing their responses to human rights abuses by forging connections between different historical events across time and space.
Keywordshistory of photography, art history, visual studies
ISBN9781032220239, 9781474296069, 9781003103820
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Publication date and place2020
Photography & photographs
General & world history