The Public Image: Photography and Civic Spectatorship

Robert Hairman, John Lucaites
Publication Date
2016
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Professor John Lucaites’ The Public Image: Photography and Civic Spectatorship (Chicago 2016; co-authored with Robert Hariman) examines the power and ubiquity of photographic images. Susie Linfield writes: “With intelligence and passion, Hariman and Lucaites challenge us to re-think what documentary photographs can and can’t do, what they hide and reveal, and how we do and don’t see them. Most of all, the authors make clear why these questions are of such great urgency to the violence-saturated world in which we live and to the future of modernity itself.”