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The Space for Photography

The article discusses ways in which various interpretations of the photographic medium establish relationships with the concept of space; more precisely, the space that is hiding behind what we understand as photography. The discussion follows from the assumption that space should, at least at first glance, play a key role in photography, even though its relevance to the medium is not discussed as often as one would perhaps expect. Even more curious is the fact that in the context of photography, the concept of time is much more commonly discussed. The author shows that in photography, the concept of space can be found on various levels and in different modes, from spatial technologies such as camera obscura and linear perspective, which are close to the very essence of the photographic medium, to the spatial relationships that are constituted within photographic practices, as well as the social and institutional spaces in which meanings of individual photographs are constituted. In all of these cases, the concept of space tends to be reflexive -the analysis leads one to learn more about different approaches to photography than about space itself.


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Issue No. 274 - Inventions of Space at the Intersection of Art, Science and Philosophy / Architecture and Subjectivation
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2018 , volume volume 46 , issue issue 274
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