The title of the article, which was featured in Art Monthly in December – January 2005-2006, sums up what James is trying to get across to the reader. She is concerned in the constant topic of ‘TRUTH’ when it is concerned with the photographic process. To take all aspects of this into mind she goes through a history of photography through modernism, postmodernism and the present day at the time of 2006.
The Truth about Photography By Sarah James
Photographic Theories • Foucauldian Theory • Victor Burgin • John Tagg • Baudrillardian Theory • Rosalind Krauss • Terry Eagleton • Grundberg • Steve Edwards • Walter Benjamin • Roland Barthes
Anna AtkinsPhotographs of British Algae;Cyanotype Impressions.1843-53Cyanotype
“It should be recognized that it is in the specific zone of this imprint and this trace, in the temporalization of a lived experience which isneither in the world nor in “another world,” whichis not more sonorous than luminous, not more in time than in space, that differences appear among the elements or rather produce them.” Jacques Derrida, ‘Of Grammatology’, p.65
Louise LawlerUntitled (Martin and Mike)1992Cibachrome, crystal, and felt paperweight.
Walker EvansHouses and Billboards, Atlanta1936Black and White Photograph