Suspending the instant

Stoddart, H. (2010) Suspending the instant. EXIT, 39, pp. 16-39.

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This article presents an illustrated analysis of the history of photographic representations of the modern circus, looking specifically at the aesthetic and technical challenges this mode of art/entertainment poses for the camera. Starting with the work of nineteenth-century studio photographers it explores a range of responses (mainly European and North American) to the problem of capturing an entertainment form so insistently defined by its sense of 'liveness' and danger through the still image.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stoddart, Dr Helen
Authors: Stoddart, H.
Subjects:N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Journal Name:EXIT

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