Agency and objectification in Francis Galton's composite portraits

Burbridge, Ben (2013) Agency and objectification in Francis Galton's composite portraits. Photoworks Annual (20). pp. 216-221. ISSN 1742-1659

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Abstract

An essay is presented on 19th-century composite photographs of families by sociologist and eugenicist Francis Galton. The author examines the social and historical context of the photographs, especially with regard to issues of class and identity. Details on the production and dissemination of the photographs are presented. Other topics include physiognomy, Galton's photographic studies of criminals, and amateur photography.

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Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Art History
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Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2020 09:38
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URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/93694
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