Camera Graeca: Photographs, Materialities, Narratives

Camera Graeca: Photographs, Narratives, Materialities
Edited by Philip Carabott and Eleni Papargyriou (both at King's College London) and Yannis Hamilakis (University of Southampton).
Published by Ashgate in the series of publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London.

Modern Greece and photography are almost peers: both are cultural products of the 1830s, and both actively converse with modernity. This is the first inter-disciplinary volume to examine Greece’s entanglement with photography. The book argues that photographs and the photographic process have been instrumental in the reproduction of national imagination, in the consolidation of the nation-building process, and in the dissemination of propaganda. It is argued that the photographic field constitutes a site of memory and counter-memory, where social actors stake their discursive, material, and practical claims.

396 pages. ISBN 978-1-4724-2476-1 Hardback £75.00

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