Proximity and Distance in Northern Landscape Photography

Contemporary Criticism, Curation, and Practice

Edited by Darcy White and Chris Goldie.

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Proximity and Distance in Northern Landscape Photography

Pub Date: September 2020

ISBN: 9783837649505

200 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $35.00

Proximity and Distance in Northern Landscape Photography

Contemporary Criticism, Curation, and Practice

Edited by Darcy White and Chris Goldie.

Transcript-Verlag

Northern landscapes are both real places and representations, imagined spaces—notions that are bound to collide in landscape photography. In this book, photographers, academics, curators, and archivists from Germany, Finland, Scandinavia, the U.S., and the UK address urgent questions about environmental degradation, globalization, consumerism, and the role of new technologies of representation in relation to landscape. Wide-ranging case studies examine the interpretation, experience, and appropriation of landscape in northern Europe, Canada, northern England, Scotland, and the Nordic countries. The book explores tensions in landscape photography between an emphasis on proximity and the embodied experience of place and space, and an advocacy of distance and critical engagement and a questioning of the primacy of direct experience.

About the Author

Darcy White is Principal Lecturer in Visual Culture at Sheffield Hallam University.

Chris Goldie, formerly Senior Lecturer in media and cultural history, is now an Honorary Research Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University.

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