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Photography - A Queer History

Photography - A Queer History

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by Flora Dunster and Theo Gordon

From Robert Mapplethorpe to Deborah Bright, this is the essential guide to queer photography.

Photography - A Queer History examines how photography has been used by artists to capture, create and expand the category 'Queer'. It bookmarks different thematic concerns central to queer photography, forging unexpected connections to showcase the diverse ways the medium has been used to fashion queer identities and communities.

How has photography advanced fights against LGBTQ+ discrimination? How have artists used photography to develop a queer aesthetic? How has the production and circulation of photography served to satisfy the queer desire for images, and created transnational solidarities?

Photography - A Queer History includes the work of 84 artists. It spans different historical and national contexts, and through a mix of thematic essays and artist-centred texts brings young photographers into conversation with canonical images.

Hardcover, 256 pages

Dimensions: 11.5 x 9.1 in.

Flora Dunster and Theo Gordon are highly respected experts within this field. Flora is an Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins; her research has featured in the Journal of American Studies and The Art of Feminism. Theo is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of York, with his work featured in the Oxford Art Journal and Art History.

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