Clayton, Owen and Cheshire, Jim (2017) Editorial. History of Photography, 41 (4). pp. 325-328. ISSN 0308-7298

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Since the turn of the century, photographic studies has undergone a dramatic shift
in perspective. The modernist art historical narrative that emphasised the innovations
of individual photographer-artists has receded, while recent research has
participated in what some have referred to as photography’s ‘ethnographic turn’.1
In order to recognise and celebrate contemporary scholarship, we organised a
conference entitled ‘Rethinking Early Photography’ at the University of Lincoln,
UK in June 2015.2 The topic of networks emerged as the conference discussion
proceeded, eventually becoming the basis for this special issue. Thinking about
networks, in their various forms, is one important way in which photographic
studies has moved away from the privileging of avant-garde uniqueness, certainty,
and individual authorship that marked scholarship in the twentieth century.

Additional Information:Special Issue: Photography and Networks. Guest Editors: Owen Clayton and Jim Cheshire
Keywords:Henry James, Flirtation, Photography, Networks, Photographic exchange, William Dean Howells, portraits, Crapy Cornelia, The Awkward Age
Subjects:Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q320 English Literature
T Eastern, Asiatic, African, American and Australasian Languages, Literature and related subjects > T720 American Literature studies
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (English)
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