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dc.contributor.authorBest, Susan
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-06T01:05:54Z
dc.date.available2019-03-06T01:05:54Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.issn0308-7298
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03087298.2012.673414
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/173281
dc.description.abstractThis article examines ‘Lost to Worlds’ (2008), a series of thirty photographs by the contemporary Australian artist Anne Ferran. The series depicts a historically significant site where there is almost nothing left to see. All that remains of the former nineteenth-century female factory are minor marks in the earth. By showing the viewer almost nothing, ‘Lost to Worlds’ raises a number of questions about what can be known or communicated about the past by photography. In particular, the traditional understanding of photographic witnessing is transformed by Ferran's subtle evocation of the history of a site by images of emptiness. The article considers the recent rise of scholarly interest in the idea of witnessing and how Ferran's series can provoke a deeper understanding of such depictions of the past.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom326
dc.relation.ispartofpageto336
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHistory of Photography
dc.relation.ispartofvolume36
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArt Theory and Criticism not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArt Theory and Criticism
dc.subject.fieldofresearchVisual Arts and Crafts
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistorical Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode190199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1901
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1905
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2103
dc.subject.keywordsContemporary photography
dc.subject.keywordsAustralian photography
dc.subject.keywordsDepicting the past
dc.subject.keywordsAftermath images
dc.subject.keywordsWitnessing
dc.titleWitnessing and Untimely Images: Anne Ferran's 'Lost to Worlds'
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBest, Susan M.


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