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Against Distinction: Photography and Legendary Psychasthenia *

Against Distinction: Photography and Legendary Psychasthenia * Walead Beshty describes the editorial conditions and conceptual parameters for the special issue of Blind Spot that he edited and designed in 2013. Beshty argues that photography is the dominant medium through which the world is formulated, while simultaneously being wholly dissolved into the world it depicts, resulting in a kind of disappearance of the photograph beneath the weight of what it represents, as it becomes indistinguishable from the currents that surround and flow through it as part of the information landscape. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png October MIT Press

Against Distinction: Photography and Legendary Psychasthenia *

October , Volume Fall 2016 (158) – Oct 1, 2016

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Publisher
MIT Press
Copyright
© 2016 October Magazine, Ltd. and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
ISSN
0162-2870
eISSN
1536-013X
DOI
10.1162/OCTO_a_00270
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Abstract

Walead Beshty describes the editorial conditions and conceptual parameters for the special issue of Blind Spot that he edited and designed in 2013. Beshty argues that photography is the dominant medium through which the world is formulated, while simultaneously being wholly dissolved into the world it depicts, resulting in a kind of disappearance of the photograph beneath the weight of what it represents, as it becomes indistinguishable from the currents that surround and flow through it as part of the information landscape.

Journal

OctoberMIT Press

Published: Oct 1, 2016

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