Global Photographies

Memory – History – Archives

Edited by Sissy Helff and Stefanie Michels

Transcript-Verlag

Global Photographies

Pub Date: July 2018

ISBN: 9783837630060

220 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $40.00

Global Photographies

Memory – History – Archives

Edited by Sissy Helff and Stefanie Michels

Transcript-Verlag

How is photography connected to global practices? This is a first edited collection to trace the relationship between history, photography and memory in a global perspective on three interrelated levels: firstly, in the artistic and cultural production of pictures, secondly, in the decoding of colonial and contemporary photography, and thirdly, in collecting photographs in picture archives dealing with colonial and anthropological photography. The contributions sketch the contested field of (post-)colonial photography and trace the manifold intertwinements between historical and contemporary photographs.

About the Author

Sissy Helff teaches at the Goethe-University Frankfurt/M. in the department of New English Literatures. Her most recent publications include her monograph »Unreliable Truths: Transcultural Homeworlds in Indian Women' s Fiction of the Diaspora« (2012) as well as several coedited volumes. She currently works on a book dealing with the image of the refugee in the British writing and a collection of essays dealing with Alice in Wonderland adaptations. Stefanie Michels is professor for history at the University of Düsseldorf. She has dealt with postcolonial readings of photographies about colonial Black German soldiers in a German-langugage monograph in 2009 (»Schwarze deutsche Kolonialsoldaten. Mehrdeutige Repräsentationsräume und früher Kosmopolitismus«, trancript) alongside a number of articles on photography and German colonialism.