Photographic Cultures are pleased to announce that a collection of essays will be published with Routledge early in 2018. Photography and Ontology: Unsettling Images features essays by Andrés Mario Zervigón, Shawn Michelle Smith, Katherine Biber, Natalya Lusty, John Di Stefano, Jane Simon, Toni Ross, Donna West Brett, Damian Sutton and Blake Stimson. Edited by Donna West Brett and Natalya Lusty.
This collection of essays explores the complex ways in which photography is used and interpreted: as a record of evidence, as a form of communication, as a means of social and political provocation, as a mode of surveillance, as a narrative of the self, and as an art form. What makes photographic images unsettling and how do the re-uses and interpretations of photographic images unsettle the self-evident reality of the visual field?