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The Resource Navajo and photography : a critical history of the representation of an American people, James C. Faris

Navajo and photography : a critical history of the representation of an American people, James C. Faris

Label
Navajo and photography : a critical history of the representation of an American people
Title
Navajo and photography
Title remainder
a critical history of the representation of an American people
Statement of responsibility
James C. Faris
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This thorough critical examination of photographic practices calls attention to the inability of most photography to communicate the lived experiences of native people or their history. Faris's survey, beginning with the earliest photographs of Navajos in captivity at the Bosque Redondo and including the most recent glossy picture books and calendars, points up the western assumptions that have always governed photographic representation of Navajo people. Drawing on exhaustive archival research to unearth rarely published photographs as well as unpublished photographs by well-known photographers, Faris documents Navajo resistance to the West's view (and viewfinder) and persistent attempts to overcome or dismiss such resistance
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
979/.004972
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.N3
LC item number
F384 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Navajo and photography : a critical history of the representation of an American people, James C. Faris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-385) and index
Contents
The gaze of Western Humanism : photography as enterprise : Navajo, photography, anthropology, Navajo history -- The registers of photography of Navajo : method as political critique : valences in the photography of Navajo -- A Historical sketch of nineteenth-century photography of Navajo : the first photographers : photographers, 1870-1900 -- The vanishing race: Edward S. Curtis -- Photography of Navajo to mid-century: saturated fields of visibility : the settling of Tropes: the first two decades : photography of Navajo after 1920 : bureaucrats, postal cards, and color slides -- The endearing Navajo: Laura Gilpin -- Selling Navajo images: contemporary picture books and photographic modernism --Navajo photographers -- Conclusions
Control code
33359120
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 392 p.
Isbn
9780826317254
Isbn Type
(cl.)
Lccn
95041781
Note
Library's copy 3 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Navajo and photography : a critical history of the representation of an American people, James C. Faris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-385) and index
Contents
The gaze of Western Humanism : photography as enterprise : Navajo, photography, anthropology, Navajo history -- The registers of photography of Navajo : method as political critique : valences in the photography of Navajo -- A Historical sketch of nineteenth-century photography of Navajo : the first photographers : photographers, 1870-1900 -- The vanishing race: Edward S. Curtis -- Photography of Navajo to mid-century: saturated fields of visibility : the settling of Tropes: the first two decades : photography of Navajo after 1920 : bureaucrats, postal cards, and color slides -- The endearing Navajo: Laura Gilpin -- Selling Navajo images: contemporary picture books and photographic modernism --Navajo photographers -- Conclusions
Control code
33359120
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 392 p.
Isbn
9780826317254
Isbn Type
(cl.)
Lccn
95041781
Note
Library's copy 3 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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