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Believing is seeing : (observations on the mysteries of photography) / Errol Morris.

Morris, Errol. (Author).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria 770.9 MOR (Text) 37521530328774 AMPL Adult Nonfiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 770.9 MOR (Text) 37323002001496 NONFIC Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - Main 770.9 MORR (Text) 39231032239259 Adult Non-fiction Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1594203016
  • ISBN: 9781594203015
  • Physical Description: xxv, 310 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps (some color), photographs (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2011.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Crimean war essay (intentions of the photographer). Which came first, the chicken of the egg? (parts 1,2, and 3) -- Abu Ghraib essays (photographs reveal and conceal). Will the real hooded man please stand up? ; The most curious thing -- Photography and reality (captioning, propaganda, and fraud). The case of the inappropriate alarm clock (parts 1 and 2) ; It all began with a mouse -- Civil War (photography and memory). Whose father is he? (parts 1 and 2).
Summary, etc.:
Filmmaker Morris investigates the hidden truths behind a series of documentary photographs, ranging from the ambrotype of three children found clasped in the hands of an unknown soldier at Gettysburg to the indelible portraits of the WPA photography project. Each essay in the book presents the reader with a conundrum and investigates the relationship between photographs and the real world they supposedly record. With his keen sense of irony, skepticism, and humor, Morris reveals how photographs can obscure as much as they reveal and how what we see is often determined by our beliefs. --Adapted from publisher description.
Subject: Documentary photography.
Photographic criticism.
Photography > History.

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