|Year of Publication||2014|
|Published by:||Archeology of Photography Foundation|
The Archaeology of Photography Foundation presents the first Polish translation of the book by Clément Chéroux, one of the most interesting contemporary curators and critics of photography. The book, comprising seven essays, tells the story of one of the least investigated and, at the same time, one of the richest areas of photography – applied and non-artistic photography. Clément Chéroux defines this vast category, in which he includes, among others: “scientific, military, medical and ethnographic photographs, bird’s eye view shots, photographs used by artists as documentation, by architects as previews, by insurers as evidence, etc. – the list of ways to use photography is long. If press, fashion, and commercial photography didn’t constitute their own categories, they could also be added to that list.” In the texts, we find out how the spiritual photography was invented and how it was used, how ‘the amateur’ came about in photography, why the tawdry photographers were disregarded by their colleagues, what Georges Meliés knew about photographic tricks, and how much art is in Eugene Atget’s works.
The publication was co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland
and the Culture Department of the French Embassy in Poland, as a part of the “Program Wsparcia Wydawniczego BOY-ŻELEŃSKI.