publication . Article . 2017

contemporary photographic practices on the british fairground

Trowell, I.M.;
Open Access
  • Published: 27 Apr 2017 Journal: Photographies, volume 10, pages 211-231 (issn: 1754-0763, eissn: 1754-0771, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
The fairground is a somewhat magical and uncharted realm of illusion, deception, thrill and adventure. It offers a glimpse of the improbable and impossible, and a taste or touch of the unattainable. This article looks at the crossover of photography and the British fairground following the gradual take-up of photography in the post-war period. It briefly covers early traditions concomitant with the specialised practice of photography, then it identifies photographic practices on the fairground through distinct communities of engagement including professional and amateur photographers attracted to the spectacle of the fair, ethnographic explorers, dedicated enthu...
free text keywords: Cultural Studies, Communication, Visual Arts and Performing Arts, Visual arts, Realm, Photography, Camera phone, Spectacle, Amateur, Deception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Social media, Art, Adventure
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