The eco-anarchist potential of environmental photography: Richard Misrach's & Kate Orff's Petrochemical America

Scott, Conohar (2018) The eco-anarchist potential of environmental photography: Richard Misrach's & Kate Orff's Petrochemical America. In: The Routledge Companion to Photography Theory. Routledge, UK. ISBN UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

Taking Richard Misrach’s & Kate Orff’s publication Petrochemical America as a starting point
for a range of debates, this chapter argues that environmental photography has a crucial
role to play in bringing about an awareness of environmental ethics, which can aid activists
and autonomous groups such as citizen scientists in their struggle against industrial
pollution. Key to this debate is the definition of environmental photography as a multimodal
and collaborative genre of cultural production, which promotes the political values of ecoanarchist
theories such as social ecology, through the medium of aesthetics.

Keywords:Photography, environment, pollution, social ecology, Richard Misrach, Kate Orff, Trevor Pagan, Jane Bennett, Petrochemical America
Subjects:D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D447 Environmental Conservation
C Biological Sciences > C180 Ecology
L Social studies > L200 Politics
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy
W Creative Arts and Design > W640 Photography
B Subjects allied to Medicine > B910 Environmental Health
W Creative Arts and Design > W632 History of Photography
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Film & Media > Lincoln School of Film & Media (Film)
ID Code:27737
Deposited On:29 Jun 2017 11:30

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