Boring pictures: photography as art of the everyday: Chapter 20 in Bull, Stephen (ed) A Companion to Photography

Clare Gallagher, Stephen Bull (Editor)

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Abstract

This chapter examines the intersection of art, quotidian theory and everyday experience, and addresses the difficulties and potential successes that emerge in attempting to draw them together. It asks how art might facilitate our engagement with the everyday and help reveal its complexity without elevating or partitioning that experience. The author focuses particularly on photography, arguing that its accessibility, indexicality and connection with time and transience accommodate the contradictions and dualities of the everyday. Artists, photographers and quotidian theorists are drawn together here in order to ascertain strategies for examining the everyday that avoid the traditional emphasis on the surreal or strange.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Companion to Photography
Place of PublicationChichester
Chapter20
Pages351-367
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2019

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Keywords

  • aesthetics
  • art
  • everyday
  • noticing
  • photography
  • resistance
  • sensible
  • quotidian

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Gallagher, C., & Bull, S. (Ed.) (2019). Boring pictures: photography as art of the everyday: Chapter 20 in Bull, Stephen (ed) A Companion to Photography. In A Companion to Photography (pp. 351-367). Chichester.
Gallagher, Clare ; Bull, Stephen (Editor). / Boring pictures: photography as art of the everyday : Chapter 20 in Bull, Stephen (ed) A Companion to Photography. A Companion to Photography. Chichester, 2019. pp. 351-367
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