Public, Private, Secret: On Photography and the Configuration of Self By Charlotte Cotton

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Public, Private, Secret explores the roles that photography and video play in the crafting of identity, and the reconfiguration of social conventions that define our public and private selves. This collection of essays, interviews, and reflections assesses how our image-making and consumption patterns are embedded and implicated in a wider matrix of online behavior and social codes, which in turn give images a life of their own. Within this context, our visual creations and online activities blur and remove conventional separations between public and private (and sometimes secret) expression. The writings address the various disruptions, resistances, and subversions that artists propose to the limited versions of race, gender, sexuality, and autonomy that populate mainstream popular culture. They anticipate a future for our image-world rich with diversity and alterity, one that can be shaped and influenced by the agency of self-representation.


17.8 cm x 25.4 cm

240 pages, 100 four-color and black-and-white images

Paperback with flaps

Copublished by Aperture and the International Center of Photography, 2018

ISBN: 978-1-59711-438-7

1 in stock

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