Place: Towards a Geophilosophy of Photography
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Place: Towards a Geophilosophy of Photography
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9789400604001
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182
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English
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15.6 x 23.4 cm
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Contents
Introduction
Chapter One. The Photographer: A Corporeal Place in the Phenomenal World
- Going for a Walk with a Lived Body
- Inhabiting the World as a “lived place”
- Confrontational Aesthetics of Corporeality
Chapter Two. The Camera: A Place That Spatialises Time and Temporalises Space
- Seeing through the Camera
- An Apparatus that Lies in Wait 40The Black Box of Contingency
Chapter Three. The Photograph: A Place That Lacks Its Own Emplacement
- Never in a Single Location
- A Placeless Place Sailing Across Different Spaces
- The Vagabond Locomotion of Photographs
Chapter Four. Photographic Place: Looking at the Photographic Image from Its Edge
- Specificities of the Photographic Frame
- Photographic Place in a Maximised Blind Field
- Photographic Place in a Minimised Blind Field
- Liminality of the Photographic Place
Chapter Five. The Spectator: A Place That Is Sempiternally Taking Place
- Place as a State of Being
- “The event of photography” 98The Evental Place of Photography
Chapter Six. The Genre: The Aftermath of Place
- Landscape and the Agency of Place
- The Spectrality of the Image
- The Temporality of the Text
- The Exigency of the Photographed Place
Epilogue: The Geophilosophy of Photography
Acknowledgments
Notes
References
Index

A. Shobeiri

Place: Towards a Geophilosophy of Photography

By examining photography through geography and philosophy, this book makes evident that place is not the content of a definite representation. To do this, it breaks down the participatory elements of photography into six tropes: the photographer, the camera, the photograph, the image, the spectator, and the genre. Afterwards, through a rigorous theoretical analysis of each of these themes vis-à-vis the notion of place, it shows how they manifest inactive, contingent, unlocalizable, liminal, evental, agential and exigent features. In doing so, it establishes a ‘geophilosophy of photography’, which regards place as that which resists being restricted to where it is (the photographer), to what it is (the camera), to where it goes (the photograph), to what it encloses (the photographic image), to how and when it occurs (the spectator), and to what it represents (the genre).
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Author

A. Shobeiri

Ali Shobeiri is Assistant Professor of Visual Art Theories in the Departments of Art History and Media Studies at Leiden University. He is co-editor ofAnimation and Memory (2020).