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"The Posed and the Candid: Portrait Photography and the Visual Rhetoric of Authenticity."

Date & Time:
February 5, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:
SS217
Speaker:
Dr. Annie Rudd

You're invited to a talk by Dr. Annie Rudd, who is currently a Core Lecturer and Faculty Fellow at Columbia University, New York. 

"The Posed and the Candid: Portrait Photography and the Visual Rhetoric of Authenticity." -

This presentation examines the photographic image within the first century of its existence—from 1839 to 1939—considering photographic portraits as modes of visual communication: as media that were intended to convey aspects of their subjects’ identities to their audiences. It focuses on two significant approaches to photography that were at the crux of both photographic practices and the cultural meaning of photography during its first century: the posed portrait and the candid image. Topics discussed include practices of posing in early commercial portrait photography (1839-1890s), the rise of the snapshot image and the popularization of amateur photography (1880s-1920s), and the visual rhetoric of the “candid camera” in the field of photojournalism (1920s-1930s).

http://columbia.academia.edu/AnnieRudd

The talk is free and all are welcome to attend.