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DARKSIDE II: POWER AND VIOLENCE, DISEASE AND DEATH PHOTOGRAPHED
Urs Stahel

Steidl, 2009
Hardcover
367 pages
Fully illustrated in colour and black & white.
ISBN: 9783865219251

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Darkside II explores the intimate affinity between death and photography. Images of impairment, disease, degeneration, violence, death, pain, grief and loss have been among photography's subjects from its inception; the photographic recording of death was, along with war reporting, one of photography's earliest duties. Of course, such graphic images have their compelling aspect, giving rise in turn to issues of exploitation, complicity and power relationships, on either side of the camera and in the photo itself. Darkside II navigates the fascinations and excesses of this intertwined relationship with a vast sampling of both old and new photography. A challenging, provocative, and sometimes disturbing collection of images.

 

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