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Matrixes Of War

Matrixes Of War Patricia R. Zimmermann Sorties The 78-day United States-led NATO bombing campaign in Kosovo in the Spring of 1999 produced over 3000 bombing sorties and 650,000 refugees. The Old World “moral order” envisioned the bombing as destructive of life and its environs, a necessity to restore coherency and order through technological mastery over […]

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Narrative Photography in the 1990s

Dial “P” for Panties: Narrative Photography in the 1990s Lucy Soutter As a photographer, an art historian and a feminist, I have been bothered for some time by a particular strand of contemporary photography. It started as a joke: I had seen so many quasi-narrative art photographs of half-dressed young women that I began referring […]

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Choice objects: gay and lesbian film and video

Choice objects: gay and lesbian film and video – 1989 How Do I Look? Queer Film and Video Screenings and Conference Cynthia Chris Is it possible to speak of queer representation, of a gay and lesbian representation? Looking at the traditional format of gay and lesbian film festivals, which nearly always schedule boys’ nights and […]

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Waiting room to a dream

Waiting room to a dream Jenn Guitart Cuban Cinema by Michael Chanan Cultural Studies of the Americas, Volume 14 University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2004/538 pp./$77.95 (hb), $25.95 (sb) In Giron, Cuban filmmaker Manuel Herrera’s 1972 documentary about the Bay of Pigs invasion, a former militia member who helped defend the island characterizes the story […]

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Relax, it’s just film

Relax, it’s just film – the 6th annual Rochester Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival Jill St. Jacques ImageOut: 6th Annual Rochester Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival Rochester, New York October 16-24, 1998 With subzero winter temperatures, a total of two gay bars and a baby-boom emphasis on the nuclear family and […]

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He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Heritage: Gabriel Orozco’$ Photogravity. – Review

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Heritage: Gabriel Orozco’$ Photogravity. – Review – book review Jesse Lerner Photogravity by Gabriel Orozco Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia, Pennsylvania October 12-December 12, 1999 Photogravity by Gabriel Orozco afterword by Ann Temkin Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1999 183 pp./$29.95 (hb) “Photogravity,” Gabriel Orozco’s 1999 project for the […]

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representing teenage girls in the ’90s

Maiden USA: representing teenage girls in the ’90s Kathleen Sweeney Made-in USA Myriad choices exist for American girls within the image systems of this post-feminist era. Women’s sports have hit the popular airwaves with professional basketball teams, an Olympic hockey team and stellar media focus on teenage figure skating, gymnastics and tennis stars. Women run […]

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Notices

Notices Exhibitions ARIZONA Scottsdale: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7380 East Second Street. Robert Indiana: The Story of Love; At Home with Ozzie and Harriet: Mid-Century Design. Both Through May 2. (480) 874-4665 / smoca@sccarts.org/www.smoca.org. Tuscon: Center for Creative Photography, Fine Arts Complex, University of Arizona, Corner Park and Speedway. Evidence Revisited: Larry Sultan and […]

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Proem – Brief Article

Proem – Brief Article – Poem Geoffrey Batchen Proem I want a new kind of history. I want a history that looks at photography, not just at art photographs, a history that can speak to the complexity of the everyday (a history that is true to life). I want a history that makes me think […]

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Rereading and resistance – Kobena Mercer’s rereading of Robert Mapplethorpe’s photograph

Rereading and resistance – Kobena Mercer’s rereading of Robert Mapplethorpe’s photograph Sikhumbuzo Mngadi There is a particular photograph that comes to mind when the issue of black masculinity in South Africa is raised. It is a 1968 picture by Peter Magubane depicting more than a dozen black men, lined up and naked in what appears […]