Depictive traces : on the phenomenology of photography

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Abstract

Ever since their invention, photographic images have often been viewed as constituting a special kind of image. Often, photography has been claimed to be a particularly realistic medium. At other times, photographs are said to be epistemically superior to other types of images. Yet another way in which photographs apparently are special is that our subjective experience of looking at photographs seems very different from our experience of looking at other types of images, such as paintings and drawings. While the other seemingly distinctive aspects of photography have been quite thoroughly discussed in the literature, theories of the experience of photography, or in other words, theories of its distinctive phenomenology, are less common.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-196
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
Volume69
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

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