The Photographer

The Photographer Poetry LGBT Studies Ariel Goldberg s photographer might be an essayist philosopher or performance artist or they might well be you a twenty first century citizen caught in the crossfire of electro

  • Title: The Photographer
  • Author: Ariel Goldberg
  • ISBN: 9781931824606
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Paperback
  • Poetry LGBT Studies Ariel Goldberg s photographer might be an essayist, philosopher, or performance artist, or they might well be you, a twenty first century citizen caught in the crossfire of electronic media sharing, from ubiquitous selfies capturing the minutiae of people s lives to whistle blowing stills leaked during wartime In an age when anyone with a smartphonePoetry LGBT Studies Ariel Goldberg s photographer might be an essayist, philosopher, or performance artist, or they might well be you, a twenty first century citizen caught in the crossfire of electronic media sharing, from ubiquitous selfies capturing the minutiae of people s lives to whistle blowing stills leaked during wartime In an age when anyone with a smartphone is a potential photojournalist, what separates a framed composition from real life, a chance snapshot from a monumental expose You ll find a panorama of bracing responses here in Goldberg s genre defying texts, including confessional alt captions for irretrievable images, epistolary meditations on the unusual ways photos are viewed today, a discursive press conference that questions photographic permission, and a campy garage sale lecture on the obsolescence of camera accessories all underscored by the keen, enigmatic voice of a present day photographer who knows the tricks of the trade but holds to a credo of candor, who contends both voluntarily and involuntarily with what Susan Sontag called an ethics of seeing Pamela Lu

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