No such Thing as Society: British Photography 1967-87

Mellor, David (2007) No such Thing as Society: British Photography 1967-87. Hayward Publishing, Southbank Centre, London. ISBN 9781853322655

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Additional Information: This is the first historical mapping of cultural agendas within independent photography in this country during a crucial twenty year period of transition in British photography. It sets these agendas and thematics contextually, in relation to innovations in state frameworks of commissioning, patronage and collecting which enabled the emergence of a flourishing culture in avant-garde photography in the 1970s and 80s. For the first time documentary evidence dealing with photography from the archives of both the Arts Council and British Council has been articulated together with testimony from photographers and contemporary critical views. A detailed chronology complements this narrative and traces conjunctural situations. The text of the catalogue provides an analysis of the evolution of predominant visual strategies amongst photographers and incorporates interdisciplinary perspectives which trace reliance on models drawn from American practice, the persistence of 19th. and early 20th. century Realism, together with the paradigm shift resulting from the adoption of colour technologies. The exhibition will travel to Warsaw, to the main contemporary exhibition space, The Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujadowsky Castle. The catalogue, accompanying the exhibition of the same name, is the outcome of financing by an Arts Council Fellowship awarded to the curator/author of £10,000 in 2004 and an AHRC Research Leave award of £21,147 made in 2006.
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Art History
Depositing User: David Mellor
Date Deposited: 29 May 2012 12:12
Last Modified: 29 May 2012 12:12
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