Reflections on 'the looking glass war': photography, espionage and the Cold War

Terence Wright

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    Abstract

    The article focuses on a syndicated newspaper photograph which was used in 1996 to illustrate an espionage story involving British and Russian diplomats. The photograph appeared on the front pages of two British newspapers. Following an exploration of the formal aspects of the photograph, the paper explores the different editorial agendas of the two newspapers. This leads to a questioning of the documentary value of the image as well as its broader historical, political and literary setting. It not only shows how the photograph alludes to the spy thriller, but the structure of article itself draws upon and aims to mimic this literary genre.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)75-88
    JournalVisual Sociology
    Volume16
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

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