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THE UNVEILED IMAGE. Photographic practices in illness, death and grief

25.03.2020 13:55 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Montse Morcate y Rebeca Pardo (Ed.)


THE UNVEILED IMAGE. Photographic practices in illness, death and grief is a book published in Spanish with international collaborations by experts as Tony Walter, Stanley B. Burns, Elizabeth A. Burns, Jason L. Burns, Susana de Noronha, Pelin Aytemiz, Jorge Moreno Andrés, Carmen Ortiz García, Montse Morcate and Rebeca Pardo.

Illness, death and grief have been very present in photography since the birth of the medium. Nevertheless, these images have generated different responses over time, ranging between acceptance and rejection, depending on the historical and cultural context. The appearance of the digital image and the Internet, as well as new ways of understanding the processes of mourning/grief, dying and the illness narratives, have led to a resurgence of these images, their social uses and their meaning.

This book provides insights into one of the most exciting and unknown areas of photography through an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural analysis of these practices that are often reviled and hidden.

Montse Morcate is a Lecturer in Photography in the Department of Visual Arts, Arts Faculty, University of Barcelona, Spain. Her research focuses on photography, grief and death.

Rebeca Pardo is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Audiovisual Communication, Communication Faculty, International University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain. She is the Principal Investigator of the research project (2019-2021) Visibilizing pain: illness visual narratives and storytelling transmedia. Her research focuses on visual representation of illness, death and anticipatory grief.

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