Photo Objects (Studies. Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge, 12)
On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo Archives in the Humanities and Sciences
Julia Bärnighausen, Petra Wodke (Herausgeber), Franka Schneider (Herausgeber), Stefanie Klamm (Herausgeber), Costanza Caraffa (Herausgeber)
This book highlights some recent approaches to photo-objects and photo archives as parts of a dynamic and material system of knowledge. Taking photographic materiality as its premise the essays analyze the epistemological potential of analog and digital photographs and photo archives in the humanities and sciences. Issues range from the circulation and distribution of photographs, the construction of disciplinary methods through the handling and use of photographs, the formation and transformation of a canon through photography and respective hierarchies of value, to the arrangement, classification, and working processes in photo archives and other institutions.