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The Resource Photographing the Mexican Revolution : commitments, testimonies, icons, John Mraz

Photographing the Mexican Revolution : commitments, testimonies, icons, John Mraz

Label
Photographing the Mexican Revolution : commitments, testimonies, icons
Title
Photographing the Mexican Revolution
Title remainder
commitments, testimonies, icons
Statement of responsibility
John Mraz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920 is among the world's most visually documented revolutions. Coinciding with the birth of filmmaking and the increased mobility offered by the reflex camera, it received extraordinary coverage by photographers and cineastes--commercial and amateur, national and international. Many images of the Revolution remain iconic to this day--Francisco Villa galloping toward the camera; Villa lolling in the presidential chair next to Emiliano Zapata; and Zapata standing stolidly in charro raiment with a carbine in one hand and the other hand on a sword, to mention only a few. But the identities of those who created the thousands of extant images of the Mexican Revolution, and what their purposes were, remain a huge puzzle because photographers constantly plagiarized each other's images
  • In this pathfinding book, acclaimed photography historian John Mraz carries out a monumental analysis of photographs produced during the Mexican Revolution, focusing primarily on those made by Mexicans, in order to discover who took the images and why, to what ends, with what intentions, and for whom. He explores how photographers expressed their commitments visually, what aesthetic strategies they employed, and which identifications and identities they forged. Mraz demonstrates that, contrary to the myth that Agustín Víctor Casasola was "the photographer of the Revolution," there were many who covered the long civil war, including women. He shows that specific photographers can even be linked to the contending forces and reveals a pattern of commitment that has been little commented upon in previous studies (and completely unexplored in the photography of other revolutions)
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mraz, John
Dewey number
972/.030222
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F1234
LC item number
.M93317 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The William and Bettye Nowlin series in art, history, and culture of the Western Hemisphere
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Revolution (Mexico : 1910-1920)
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Photography
  • Historiography and photography
  • Historiography and photography
  • Photography
  • Mexico
  • Mexikanische Revolution
  • Fotografie
Label
Photographing the Mexican Revolution : commitments, testimonies, icons, John Mraz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Porfiriato : from the studio to the street -- Representing the revolution -- The myth of the casasolas -- Learning to photograph war -- The Zapatista movement and southern cameras -- Photographing the reaction -- The caudillo of the cameras? -- The advantages of photographing the constitutionalist movement -- Epilogue : the icons of the Mexican Revolution
Control code
ocn747018938
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 315 p.
Isbn
9780292737945
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2011033193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021084071
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780292735804
  • (OCoLC)747018938
Label
Photographing the Mexican Revolution : commitments, testimonies, icons, John Mraz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Porfiriato : from the studio to the street -- Representing the revolution -- The myth of the casasolas -- Learning to photograph war -- The Zapatista movement and southern cameras -- Photographing the reaction -- The caudillo of the cameras? -- The advantages of photographing the constitutionalist movement -- Epilogue : the icons of the Mexican Revolution
Control code
ocn747018938
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 315 p.
Isbn
9780292737945
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2011033193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021084071
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780292735804
  • (OCoLC)747018938

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