A list of published literature and multimedia works on visual culture and representation theory, practice, and experience.
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Azoulay A. 2014. Aim Deuelle Luski and Horizontal Photography, Leuven University Press.
Jay M, Ramaswamy S (Eds.). 2014. Empires of Vision: A Reader, Duke University Press, 2014.
Kilby J. 2013. The visual fix: The seductive beauty of images of violence. European Journal of Social Theory: Special Issue on Theorizing Violence 16(4): 326-341.
McCosker S. 2013. Intensive Media: Aversive Affect and Visual Culture, Palgrave Macmillan.
Books and Articles
Ahmed S. 2002. The contingency of pain. Parallax 8(1): 17-34.
Akehurst T, Askew G, Bergfeld M, Cakirlar C, Cooke J, Cooper S, et al. 2011. Read academics’ letter of complaint over Times cartoon. The Guardian, 27 July.
Azoulay A. 2012. Civil imagination: A political ontology of photography. London: Verso.
Azoulay A. 2001. Death’s showcase: The power of image in contemporary democracy. R. Danieli (Trans.), Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press.
Bennett J. 2002. Art, affect, and the ‘Bad death’: Strategies for communicating the sense memory of loss. Signs 28(1): 333-51.
Benthall J. 2005. Chapter 5: Images and narratives of disaster relief. In Disasters, relief and the media. Wantage, UK: Sean Kingston Publishing.
Berle I. 2008. Clinical photography and patient rights: The need for orthopraxy. Journal of Medical Ethics 34: 89-92.
Bhan A. 2009. Media management during disasters might also require protecting patient privacy and rights. Indian Journal of Medical Sciences 63: 163-4.
Bhan A. 2005. Should health professionals allow reporters inside hospitals and clinics at times of natural disasters? PLoS Medicine 2(6): e177.
Boltanski L. 2000. The legitimacy of humanitarian actions and their media representations: The case of France. Ethical Perspectives 7(1): 3-16.
Bouvier P. 2011. ‘Yo lo vi.’ Goya witnessing the disasters of war: An appeal to the sentiment of humanity. International Review of the Red Cross. December 93(884): 1107-1133. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1816383112000379
Brauman R. 1993. When suffering makes a good story. In Life, death and aid: The MSF report on world crisis intervention, Jean Francois (Ed.), New York: Routledge.
Butler J. 2004. Precarious life: The powers of violence and mourning. London: Verso.
Calain P. 2012. Ethics and images of suffering bodies in humanitarian medicine. Social Science & Medicine 98: 278-85.
Campbell D. 2004. Horrific blindness: Images of death in contemporary media. Journal of Cultural Research 8(1): 55-74.
Cheung A, Al-Ausi M, Hathorn I, Hyam J, Jaye P. 2005. Patients’ attitudes toward medical photography in the emergency department. Emergency Medicine Journal 22(8): 609.
Clark DJ. 2004. The production of a contemporary famine image: The image economy, indigenous photographers and the case of Mekanic Philipos. Journal of International Development 16: 693-704.
Dauphine E. 2007. The politics of the body in pain: Reading the ethics of imagery. Security Dialogue 38(2): 139-55.
De Waal A. 1997. Famine crimes: Politics and the disaster relief in Africa. London: African Rights & The International African Institute.
Dean CJ. 2004. The fragility of empathy after the holocaust. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
DeChaine DR. 2002. Humanitarian space and the social imaginary: Medecins sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders and the rhetoric of global community. Journal of Communication Inquiry 26(4): 354-69.
Geiderman JM, Larkin GL. 2002. Commercial filming of patient care activities in hospitals. JAMA 288(3): 373-9.
Gross L, Katz JS, Ruby J (Eds). 2003. Image ethics in the digital age. University of Minnesota Press.
Guevar A, Nouvet E. 2011. ‘I’ll show you my wounds’: Engaging suffering through film. Visual Anthropology Review 27(2): 162-74.
Grzyb A. 2009. Media coverage, activism, and creating public will for intervention in Rwanda and Darfur. In The world and Darfur, Amanda Grzyb (Ed.).
Hariman R, Lucaites JL. 2007. No caption needed: Iconic photographs, a public culture, and liberal democracy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Hesford W. 2011. Spectacular rhetorics: Human rights visions, recognitions, feminisms. Duke University Press.
Jameson F. 1992. Signatures of the visible. London: Routledge.
Fair JE, Parks L. 2001. Africa on camera: Television news coverage and aerial images of Rwandan refugees. Africa Today 28(2).
Keenan T. 2004. Mobilizing shame. The South Atlantic Quarterly 103(2/3): 435-49.
Kilby J. 2013. The visual fix: The seductive beauty of images of violence. European Journal of Social Theory: Special Issue on Theorizing Violence. 16( 4): 326-341.
Kleinman A, Kleinman J. 1997. The appeal of experience; the dismay of Images: Cultural appropriations of suffering in our times. In Social Suffering, A. Kleinman, V. Das and M. Lock (Eds.), 1-45. Los Angeles: University of California Press.
Kozol W. 2004. Domesticating NATO’s war in Kosovo/a: (in)visible bodies and the dilemma of photojournalism. Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism 4 (2): 1-38.
Kroll C. 2012. The tyranny of the visual: Alex la Guma and the anti-apartheid documentary image. Research in African Literatures 43(3): 54-83.
Levi-Strauss D. 1998. A sea of griefs is not a proscenium: On the Rwanda projects of Alfredo Jaar. Journal of Contemporary African Art Fall/Winter: 38.
Linfield S. 2010. The cruel radiance: Photography and political violence. University of Chicago Press.
Linkman A, (Ed.) 2011. Photography and death. London: Reaktion.
MacIntosh T. 2006. Ethical considerations for clinical photography in the global south. Developing World Bioethics 6(2): 81-8.
Marks LU. 2000. The skin of the film. Durham: Duke University Press.
Migiro K. 2011. Starvation pornography: How many skinny babies can you show me? Alertnet. 18 July.
Mirzoeff N. 2005. Watching Babylon. The war in Iraq and global visual culture. New York: Routledge.
Mirzoeff N. 2005. Invisible again: Rwanda and representation after genocide. African Arts 38 (3).
Moller F. 2010. Rwanda revisualized: Genocide, photography and the era of the witness. Alternatives 35: 113-36.
Nelson A. 2003. ICRC says POW images breach Geneva Convention. Swissinfo.ch, 25 March.
Nichol D, Davies D. 1998. Most patients agree to be videoed for teaching and publication purposes. BMJ 317: 1523.
O’Connor S, Schatzberger P, Payne S. 2003. A death photographed: One patient’s story. BMJ 327(7408): 233.
Plewes B, Stuart R. 2007. The pornography of poverty: A cautionary fundraising tale. In Ethics in action: The ethical challenges of international human rights nongovernmental organizations, D.A. Bell, J.M. Coicaud (Eds.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Polman L. 2010. The crisis caravan: What’s wrong with humanitarian aid? Metropolitan Books.
Primavera-Levy E. 2011. Facing pain: Dr. Hans Killian’s photo book, Facies Dolorosa. Literature and Medicine 29(1): 1-38.
Scherr R. 2013. Shaking hands with other people’s pain: Joe Sacco’s Palestine. Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature 46(1): 19-36.
Schwartz D. 1999. Objective representation: Photographs as facts. In Picturing the past: Media, history, and photography, B. Brennen, H. Hardt (Eds.), 158-181. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.
Sekula A. 1989. The body and the archive. In The contest of meaning: Critical histories of photography, R. Bolton (Ed.), 342-388. Cambridge: MIT Press.
Sliwinski S. 2011. Human rights in camera. University of Chicago Press.
Sontag S. 2004. Regarding the pain of others. Picador.
Strauss DL. 2003. Between the eyes: Essays on photography and politics. New York: Aperture.
Sturken M. 1997. Tangled memories: The Vietnam War, the AIDS epidemic, and the politics of remembering. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Taylor J. 1998. Body horror: Photojournalism, catastrophe and war. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Young JE. 1992. The counter-monument: Memory against itself in Germany today. Critical Inquiry 18(2): 267-96.
Zelizer B. 2010. About to die: How news images move the public. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Access to the Danger Zone. Casaer, Peter (Dir.) 2013.
Dirty Wars. Rowley, Richard (Dir.) 90 mins., 2013.
I Know Where I’m Going. Schorno, Simon (Dir.) MediaStorm: 2012.
In Detention: The Humane Way. ICRC, 18 mins., 2010.
Living in Emergency. Hopkins, Mark (Dir.) 93 mins., 2009.
McCullin. Morris, David and Jacqui. British Film Company. 2012.
The Mexican Suitcase. Ziff, Trisha (Dir). 86 mins. 2011.
Remote Area Medical. Reichert, Jeff and Farihah Zaman (Dirs.) 79 min., 2012.
Robert Jay Lifton: Nazi Doctors. Karnick, Hannes & Wolfgang Richter, (Dirs.) 86 mins., 2009.
The Spectre of Hope. Salgado, S. (Dir). Icarus Films: 52 min., 2012.
Under Fire: Journalism in Combat. Burke, Martyn (Dir.) Juf Pictures: 90 min., 2011.
War Photographer. Frei, C. (Dir). First Run Features: 96 min., 2003.
Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Time Hetherington. Junger, Sebastian (Dir.). Goldcrest Films International: 78 min., 2013.
Zero Dark Thirty. Bigelow, Kathryn (Dir.), 157 mins., 2012.