Zoom Vernacular photography | Clément Chéroux
Zoom Vernacular photography | Clément Chéroux
Zoom Vernacular photography | Clément Chéroux

Vernacular photography | Clément Chéroux

$12.00
After surprising with his Brief history of photographic error, Clément Chéroux has written an essay that explores the border between artistic photography and the photo taken by amateurs. In order to better understand the poetic force of this medium, Chéroux examines some of the most puzzling works in the history of photography, such as the window portraits taken by Atget, the fairground photos that fascinated the surrealists, the strange evolution of spiritist photography and the influence of the photo in the cinema of Georges Méliès If the photos taken by amateurs lack quality or aesthetic values, as so many affirm, one wonders why they have been taken up by the greatest avant-garde artists, such as Man Ray and Moholy-Nagy, not to mention Martin Parr, Christian Boltanski or Sophie Calle The amateur photo is an image of limited value, not worth entering the artistic circuit, or it is a branch of photography that was sacrificed in order to to get the photo to be recognized by specialists In Vernacular Photography Chéroux invites us to defend what is special about photography, without losing sight of the fact that a Using can produce an interesting image in less than a second, by pressing a random button. And it shows that it is urgent to overcome our debts with the history of art, in order to renew the idea that we have of the photographic.ico.

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Vernacular photography | Clément Chéroux

$12.00