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vernacular photography

Overview page. Subjects: Photography and Photographs.

Aesthetically unpretentious, generally functional images made by amateur snapshooters or grass-roots professionals (e.g. itinerant tintypists, photowallahs, or jobbing local portraitists)...

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Vernacular photography

Geoffrey Batchen.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; 19th-Century Art; 20th-Century Art; Contemporary Art. 2127 words.

Meaning both ‘indigenous’ and ‘ordinary’, the word ‘vernacular’ could conceivably be applied to any photograph. However, since the turn of the 21st century, scholars, dealers, and...

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vernacular photography

Overview page. Subjects: Photography and Photographs.

Aesthetically unpretentious, generally functional images made by amateur snapshooters or grass-roots professionals (e.g. itinerant tintypists, photowallahs, or jobbing local portraitists)...

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vernacular photography

in The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs. 182 words.

Aesthetically unpretentious, generally functional images made by amateur snapshooters or grass-roots professionals (e.g. itinerant tintypists, photowallahs, or jobbing

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African American Vernacular Photography: Selections from the Daniel Cowin Collection

Tanya Sheehan.

in Journal of American History

December 2006; p ublished online December 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: United States History. 1765 words.

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Literature and Photography

Kate Flint.

in Late Victorian into Modern

October 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 7300 words.

This chapter considers how different types of photography—artistic, instrumental, and vernacular—were practised during the period, and the implications of literary references to this...

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International Center of Photography

Monica McTighe.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online February 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Art of the United States; 20th-Century Art; Contemporary Art. 222 words.

American museum and school for photography in New York. Hungarian-born photographer Cornell Capa founded the International Center of Photography (ICP) in 1974. He intended the Center to...

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Photorealism

Ann Lee Morgan.

in The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists

P ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 396 words.

A form of representational art based directly on photographs, rather than the observation of nature. Acknowledging the role of photographic intermediaries as pathways to or substitutes for...

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A Communion of Shadows

Rachel McBride Lindsey.

October 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Religious Studies. 312 pages.

When the revolutionary technology of photography erupted in American culture in 1839, it swiftly became, in the day’s parlance, a “mania.” This richly illustrated book positions vernacular...

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Architectural photography

Micheline Nilsen.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online February 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Architecture; 19th-Century Art; 20th-Century Art; Contemporary Art. 2299 words.

Genre of Photography that encompasses both practical documentation of Architecture and aesthetic expression. The scope of the genre has been broad, including exterior and interior...

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Photography in South Asia

Christopher Pinney.

in Art History

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History of Art. 6421 words.

A century and half on, the study of photography in South Asia remains in its infancy. Photography reached India in 1840, just a few months after its announcement in Europe, and by the...

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Shore, Stephen

Tom Williams.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Art of the United States; 20th-Century Art; Contemporary Art. 452 words.

(b New York, NY, Oct 8, 1947).

American photographer. Shore began making photographs at the age of 6, when he was given a Kodak dark room kit for his birthday and, although...

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Spence, Jo

Monica McTighe.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online February 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; 20th-Century Art. 428 words.

(b South Woodford, Essex, June 15, 1934; d Hampstead, London, June 24, 1992).

English photographer and writer. Jo Spence began her career as a commercial photographer. She was...

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African Intellectual History and Historiography

Jonathon L. Earle.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History

P ublished online November 2018 .

Article. Subjects: African History. 14737 words.

Intellectual historians of Africa are principally concerned with how Africans have understood and contested the contexts that they inhabited in the past, and how ideas and vernacular...

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Rags and Rushes: Art and the Irish Artefact, c.1900

Claudia Kinmonth.

in Journal of Design History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Art; Art Forms; Industrial and Commercial Art; Art Styles. 0 words.

This paper examines aspect of the lives and material culture of the Irish peasantry between 1880 and 1920 Within an interdisciplinary framework,based on a foundation of work on Irish...

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Digital photography

Jonathan Lipkin.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online February 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Digital and New Media, Multi-Media, Sound, and Music Art; Photography and Photographs; Publishing; 20th-Century Art; Contemporary Art. 2652 words.

The process of creating, storing, manipulating, and displaying photographic images through electronic devices such as digital cameras, computers, and printers. By the late 20th century...

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Frances Benjamin Johnston

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(1864–1952).

Photographer. An early photojournalist, she also worked as an art photographer. Her best-known achievement, a series of photographs taken in the winter of 1899–1900 at...

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William Christenberry

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(1936– ).

Photographer, painter, sculptor, and installation artist. Most of his work centers on themes drawn from the traditional rural South, where he grew up. His varied output...

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Eerio Aarnio

Overview page. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art.

(1932– )

A leading Finnish architect and designer who emerged as an international figure in the 1960s, Aarnio trained at the School of Industrial Design in Helsinki from 1954 to...

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Naive art

Roger Cardinal.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Art. 2649 words.

Term applied to the work of non-professional, self-taught artists who, while lacking orthodox skills, apply themselves to their art in a resolute and independent spirit.

Th...

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Davey, Moyra

Maria Elena Buszek.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film and Video Art; Photography and Photographs; Book Arts and Illustration; Art of the United States; Contemporary Art. 450 words.

(b Toronto, 1958).

Canadian photographer, video artist, and writer, active in USA. Davey variously studied design, drawing, and painting at Montreal’s Concordia...

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