"Apo tin Anaparastasi tis Politikis stin Politiki tis Anaparastasis: Zitimata Ethnikis Tautotitas ke Oumanistika Ideodi stin Elliniki Fotografia apo ton Mesopolemo mexri Simera" (From the Politics of Representation to the Representation of Politics: Issues of National Identity and Humanist Ideals in Greek Photography from the Interwar Years to the Present)

Moschovi, Alexandra (2013) "Apo tin Anaparastasi tis Politikis stin Politiki tis Anaparastasis: Zitimata Ethnikis Tautotitas ke Oumanistika Ideodi stin Elliniki Fotografia apo ton Mesopolemo mexri Simera" (From the Politics of Representation to the Representation of Politics: Issues of National Identity and Humanist Ideals in Greek Photography from the Interwar Years to the Present). In: I Elleniki Fotografia ke i Fotografia stin Ellada: An Anthology of Texts (Hellenic Photography and Photography in Greece: An Anthology of Texts). Nefeli Publishing / Museum of Photography Thessaloniki, Athens/Thessaloniki, Greece. (In Press)

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Abstract

This essay was one of main texts in the book Greece Through Photographs: 160 Years of Visual Testimonies, ed. A. Moschovi and A. Tsirgialou, texts S. Asdrahas and J. Stathatos.

Bulding on 15 years of expertise in the history of Greek photography, Moschovi’s 12,000-word critical analysis focuses on the history of the representation of politics and the politics of representation itself. This approach bears close methodological affinities to the social history of art model, challenging earlier assumptions that were based on an insular reading of photographic history as an evolution of technologies and aesthetics, and proposing new, bold hypotheses around the status of the photographic document.

This essay was selected together with two more essays authored by Moschovi (see “Pragmatikotites kai Pithanotites: To Authentiko Plasto? Anaparastaseis tou Pragmatikou se Fotografikes Istories”, 2009 and "To Varos tis Autognosias", 2007) to be included in this edited volume that features 31 seminal texts on historical and contemporary Greek photography. This anthology is the first publication to bring together contemporary scholarly texts on the history, theory, criticism, and practice of Greek photography by a range of established photography academics, historians, critics, and curators.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Published in Greek (2007) and English (2009), the volume Greece through Photographs combines, for the first time, the visualization of the history of modern Greece with the historicization of the country’s photographic history, from the 1850s to the present. A three-year long research project, this publication was commissioned by Melissa Publishing House, one of the most established Greek art and culture publishers internationally, aiming to make available unpublished photographic material. With the expert advice of the international historian, Spyros Asdrahas (Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne; Institute for Neohellenic Research) and together with the 19th century specialist, Aliki Tsirgialou (Benaki Museum), Moschovi examined hundreds of images in public archives and private collections in Greece and abroad to select the 350 images of the publication.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Documentary photography, ethnography, photographic realism, history of Greek Photography, Greek history and politics, cultural geographies.
Subjects: Photography > Digital Imaging
Photography > Documentary Photography
Culture > History and Politics
Photography > Photography
Divisions: Faculty of Arts Design and Media > Department of Arts and Design
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Depositing User: Alexandra Moschovi
Date Deposited: 09 May 2013 13:39
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2014 14:42
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/3774

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