Photography's neoliberal realism / Jörg Colberg.

Author
Colberg, Jörg, author [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
First edition.
Published/​Created
  • London : MACK, [2020]
  • ©2020
Description
37 pages ; 20 cm.

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Series
Discourse ; 004
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Confronting the work of widely celebrated photographers Annie Leibovitz, Gregory Crewdson and Andreas Gurksy, 'Photography's Neoliberal Realism' examines how these artists produce capitalism's equivalent of the Soviet Union's socialist realism by giving photographic form to widely held and rarely questioned beliefs and ideas.The ideological framework that Colberg terms 'neoliberal realism' serves to cement an economic system whose many fault lines are becoming increasingly clear, such as staggering inequality and racial disparities. This extended essay provides an alternative reading of photographic works laden with artifice, and argues how focusing on this artifice misses the more far-reaching ways such images operate in our visual economy.
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Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
  • 1913620166
  • 9781913620165
OCLC
1201382769
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