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Beautiful suffering : photography and the traffic in pain

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  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Beautiful suffering : photography and the traffic in pain
  • Primary Maker
  • Contributor/Publisher
    The University of Chicago Press
  • Place
  • Date
    Circa 2006
  • Physical Description

    115, xiv p., 59 p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.

  • Level of Current Record
    Bib record
  • Member Object

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  • Subject Category
  • Content
    Images of suffering human beings appear regularly in the popular media. This book explores these painful images from recent decades of photography, weighing in on the intense critical debate that has arisen around depictions of acute human suffering, especially those that are beautifully rendered. The selection is framed by five critical essays that engage the works themselves as well as the larger questions confronted.
  • Public Access Text

    Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title held at Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, January 28-April 30 2006.

  • Collection Type
    Reading Room
  • Copyright
    All rights reserved
  • Last Update
    19 Dec 2023

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