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The Lives of Images Vol. 1: Repetition, Reproduction, and Circulation

The Lives of Images Vol. 1: Repetition, Reproduction, and Circulation

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Edited by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa
Interviewees Paul Pfeiffer and Batia Suter

The Lives of Images is a set of contemporary thematic readers designed for educators, students, practicing photographers, and others interested in the ways images function within a wider set of cultural practices. The series tracks the many movements and “lives” of images—their tendency to accumulate, circulate, and transform through different geographies, cultures, processes, institutions, states, uses, and times.

Volume 1 of the series, 
Repetition, Reproduction, and Circulation, addresses the multiple life cycles of the image—its modes of dispersion, reception, consumption, and aggregation—and the significance of technological reproduction for contemporary forms of social, cultural, and political life. The image is considered as both a tool for liberation and a means of repression within the evolving structures of modern life. The essays consider the implications of the nature and effect of the reproducible image on the categories, shapes, and aims of contemporary art and society. Further grounded by two interviews with practitioners in the field, Repetition, Reproduction, and Circulation promises to be an accessible, rigorous, and timely resource for all students, educators, and practitioners of photography.

  • Aperture, 2021
  • Softcover, 284 pages
  • 7 x 4 inches

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