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Flamiano Dolores


Taylor and Francis

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721,88 PLN
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The tension between social reform photography and photojournalism is examined through this study of the life and work of German ęmigrę Hansel Mieth (19091998) who made an unlikely journey from migrant farm worker to Life photographer. She was the second woman in that role after Margaret BourkeWhite. Unlike her colleagues Mieth was a workingclass reformer with a deep disdain for Lifes conservatism and commercialism. In fact her work often subverted Lifes typical representations of women workers and minorities. Some of her most compelling photo essays used skillful visual storytelling to offer fresh views on controversial topics: birth control vivisection labor unions and Japanese American internment during the Second World War. Her dual role as reformer and photojournalist made her a desirable commodity at Life in the late 1930s and early 40s but this role became untenable in Cold War America when her career was cut short. Today Mieths life and photographs stand as compelling reminders of the vital yet overlooked role of immigrant women in twentiethcentury photojournalism. Women Workers and Race in LIFE Magazine draws upon a rich array of primary sources including Mieths unpublished memoir oral histories and labor archives. The book seeks to unravel and understand the multilayered often contested stories of the photographers life and work. It will be of interest to scholars of photography history womens studies visual culture and media history.Table of Contents to come'P>Flamianos book is strongly and clearly written and thoroughly researched. :Flamiano has added necessary depth to an important contributor to photojournalism and furthered understanding of the external forces that shape how a photographers work is created and viewed. The information in this book can be a valuable addition to journalism history classes. '/P>'P>American Journalism'/P>'P>Working from the standpoints of both biography and journalism history Flamiano effectively articulates the challenges Mieth faced emphasizing in particular the risks of working for a major news and entertainment magazine that had to please advertisers as well as the public. By positioning Mieth as a professional who sought not always successfully to resist the racial and gendered oppression that was condoned by LIFEs editors and administrators and exploring her unwarranted oppression by the FBI Flamianos study contributes a unique perspective on her career and values. :'/P>'P>Womans Art Journal'/P>'P>Dolores Flamiano highlights the boundaries and borders Mieth continually encountered and often crossed: gender nationality class and race. An indepth cultural exploration of Mieths photographs buttressed by her unpublished memoir and oral histories the book raises questions about gender documentary versus photojournalism and the power of the photojournalist (versus the power of magazine edito

Data Publikacji: 2015-12-11
Wymiary: 234 mm 156 mm 771.11 gr

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