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Beautiful Suffering: Photography and the Traffic in Pain Paperback – January 10, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0226709505 ISBN-10: 0226709507 Edition: 0th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press (January 10, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226709507
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226709505
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 10.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #767,742 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The authors of Beautiful Suffering: Photography and the Traffic in Pain place in historical and critical context the production and reception of images of suffering, adding precision and clarity to a divisive debate of visual culture. . . . [The book] offers a larger audience a reasoned approach to an emotionally charged subject. Five essays, along with reproductions of all works exhibited, provide a significant contribution to an excruciating subject."—Kathleen MacQueen, Art Book
(Kathleen MacQueen The Art Book )

About the Author

Mark Reinhardt is professor of political science, Holly Edwards is a lecturer in Islamic art, and Erina Duganne is a Mellon post-doctoral fellow in the history of photography, all at Williams College.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. P. Brown on April 6, 2008
Format: Paperback
Although some of the images presented are not photographs in the purest sense, they and the accompanying text should,I feel, give any photographer who has done or attempted this type "photography" pause. Certainly a person can create finely crafted prints of images of ANY subject and I don't think there should be any laws against it. That being said,I,as a photograher,think we should carefully examine our motives when we start to present this type of subject matter.
To get back to the book--it's well thought-out, well printed and I would definitely recommend it to a friend.
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0 of 14 people found the following review helpful By K. Powell on February 17, 2008
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Thanks for the great and quick service. The book was in great condition as promised!
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