Levinson (2005). Survival of the Media Fit. (“The Soft Edge”, Chapter 9)

“The technological stage was set for motion photography to be more than a photocopy of life in action: scenes that followed one another in the real world could now be separated on film; scenes that had no connection in the real world could be brought together in the motion [page break] picture; and all at the behest of the filmmaker’s inner vision, via the expedient of a splice.” (p 96-97)

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Adams (2015). Perception.

“I have always known that there were so many Indigenous people in Winnipeg who were leaders in the community or Indigenous people living average lives. … I realized how alive racism is in Winnipeg, and how many negative stereotypes of First Nations people are accepted as fact. I decided to ask models to pose for me and offered them a chance to label themselves.”

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Ozanne, Moscato & Kunkel (2013). Transformative Photography: Evaluation and Best Practices for Eliciting Social and Policy Changes.

“In 1888, police reporter Jacob Riis used the medium to record New York City’s crime-ridden and impoverished slums. His photographs coalesced public opinion and led to greater enforcement of existing laws and the creation of new building codes and apartment regulations. Sociologist Lewis Hine’s photographs of underage workers helped inspire the first federally sanctioned child labor laws in 1916 (Collier and Collier 1986). … Ordinary citizens use digital photographs to record extraordinary sights, such as the catalytic images disseminated during the ‘Arab Spring’ (Howard and Hussain 2011).” (p 45)

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Wright (1992). Photography: Theories of Realism and Convention. (Anthropology and Photography, 1860-1920)

“The criticisms of the eye-camera analogy, the status of illusions in psychological experiments, the consideration of the organism in its environment, and criticisms of the argument from illusion all point to a new theory of perception. In this ecological approach to perception the emphasis moves to investigating the kinds of information available to the moving, actively engaged perceiver: perception not based on a fixed punctuate image.” (p 24)

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