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Resources & Suggested Readings

The below resources and publications are included in the available Democratic Lens: Photography and Civic Engagement Interviews, Essay, and Lectures.


War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath by Anne Wilkes Tucker, Will Michels, and Natalie Zelt

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• Anne Wilkes Tucker, Will Michels, and Natalie Zelt, War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2012). https://www.amazon.com/War-Photography-Conflict-Aftermath-Houston/dp/0300177380
• Apel, Dora, & Smith, Shawn Michelle. (2008). Lynching Photographs. Univ. of California Press. https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520253322/lynching-photographs#about-author
• Art for the Future: Artists Call and Central American Solidarities, 6 Sep. 2022 – 3 Dec. 2022, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM. https://artmuseum.unm.edu/exhibition/art-for-the-future/

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• Baca, M. and Best, M., eds., Conflict, Identity and Protest in American Art. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2016. https://www.cambridgescholars.com/product/978-1-4438-8375-7
• Beil, Kim. Good Pictures: A History of Popular PhotographyStanford University Press, 2020.
• Beil, Kim. “Photography Has Gotten Climate Change Wrong from the Start,” The Atlantic. November 27, 2020. 
• Beil, Kim. “Why We Remember Floods and Forget Droughts,” The Atlantic. July 17, 2022.
• Berger, Martin A. Seeing Through Race: A Reinterpretation of Civil Rights Photography. University of California Press. 2011. https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520268647/seeing-through-race
• Berger, Martin A. Freedom Now! Forgotten Photographs of the Civil Rights Struggle. University of California Press. 2022. https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520389717/freedom-now
• Bernstein, J. “Bad News: Selling the Story of Misinformation.” Harper’s, Aug. 9, 2021. https://harpers.org/archive/2021/09/bad-news-selling-the-story-of-disinformation/
• Best, M., ed. Devour the Land: War and American Landscape Photography since 1970. Yale Univ. Press. 2021. https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300260083/devour-the-land/
• Best, M., and Moore, M., On the Line: Documents of Risk and Faith. Gnomic Books. 2022.  https://gnomicbook.com/blogs/writings/on-the-line-documents-of-risk-and-faith
• Best, M., Elevate the Masses: Alexander Gardner, Photography and Democracy in Nineteenth-Century America. Penn State Univ. Press, 2020.  https://www.psupress.org/books/titles/978-0-271-08609-5.html
• Best, M., “A Surreal Seemingness,” in Necessary Fictions, Debi Cornwall. Radius Books, 2020. https://www.radiusbooks.org/all-books/p/debi-cornwall-necessary-fictions
• Best, M., “Time is Now: Photography and Social Change in James Baldwin’s America.” James Baldwin Review, Vol. 5 (2019). https://www.jstor.org/stable/48665180de
• Buell, Hal, & Ut, Nick. (2021). From Hell to Hollywood: The Incredible Journey of Ap Photographer Nick Ut. The Associated Press. https://www.tatteredcover.com/book/9780999035993#about

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• Camargo, C. Q., & Simon, F. M. (2022). “Mis- and disinformation studies are too big to fail: Six suggestions for the field’s future.” Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Misinformation Review. https://misinforeview.hks.harvard.edu/article/mis-and-disinformation-studies-are-too-big-to-fail-six-suggestions-for-the-fields-future/
• Cowen, T. “Too Much Misinformation? The Issue is Demand, Not Supply.” Bloomberg, October 3, 2023
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2023-10-03/campaign-2024-will-ai-generated-misinformation-be-a-big-problem?embedded-checkout=true

The Self in Black and White
Race and Subjectivity in Postwar American Photography
by Erina Duganne

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• “Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning,” documentary film, 2014. Directed by Dyanna Taylor.
https://grabahunkoflightning.com/
• Dorothea Lange Digital Archive, Oakland Museum of Art. https://dorothealange.museumca.org
• Du Bois, W. E. B (William Edward Burghardt) 1868-1963, Du Bois albums of photographs for the African Americans in Georgia exhibit at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900. Provided by the Digital Library of Georgia. https://dlg.usg.edu/collection/loc_african-american-photographs-1900-paris-exposition
• Duganne, E. (2010). The Self in Black and White: Race and Subjectivity in Postwar American Photography. Dartmouth College Press.
https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/S/bo44893758.html#anchor-author-events

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• Eckhart, Sarah. Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop. Duke University Press. 2020. https://www.dukeupress.edu/working-together

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• Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Negatives, Library of Congress.
https://www.loc.gov/collections/fsa-owi-black-and-white-negatives/about-this-collection/

Destitute pea pickers in California. © Dorothea Lange

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• Habgood-Coote, J. Deepfakes and the epistemic apocalypse. Synthese 201, 103 (2023). https://rdcu.be/dzEdt
• hooks, bell. “Eating the Other: Desire and Resistance.” 1992. https://www.are.na/block/7634850

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• Image Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California. 1936, often known as “Migrant Mother” © Dorothea Lange, for the U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information. Provided by the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division. https://guides.loc.gov/migrant-mother

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• Johnson (Frances Benjamin) Collection, Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/fb

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• Kelen, L. ed., This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement. University of Mississippi Press. 2011. https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/T/This-Light-of-Ours
• Kuo, R., & Marwick, A. (2021). “Critical disinformation studies: History, power, and politics.” Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Misinformation Review. https://misinforeview.hks.harvard.edu/article/critical-disinformation-studies-history-power-and-politics/

Undermining: a wild ride through land use, politics, and art in the changing West by Lucy R. Lippard

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• Laura Wexler, Tender Violence: Domestic Visions in an Age of U.S. Imperialism, (University of North Carolina Press, 2000). https://uncpress.org/book/9780807848838/tender-violence/
• Lenoir, T., & Anderson, C. (2023). “Introduction Essay: What Comes After Disinformation Studies.” Center for Information, Technology, & Public Life (CITAP), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. https://citap.pubpub.org/pub/oijfl3sv
• Lippard, Lucy R. A Different War: Vietnam in Art. Norway, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, 1990.
• Lippard L. R. (1990). From the Center: Feminist Essays on Women’s Art. Dutton. https://archive.org/details/fromcenterfemini0000lipp
• Lippard L. R. Eva Hesse. Da Capo Press. 1992. https://www.abebooks.com/9780306804847/Eva-Hesse-Lippard-Lucy-R-0306804840/plp
• Lippard L. R. Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America. New Press. 2000. https://archive.org/details/mixedblessingsne00lipp
• Lippard, Lucy R. Stuff: Instead of a Memoir. New Village Press. 2023 https://www.printedmatter.org/catalog/63446/
• Lippard L. R. Undermining: A Wild Ride Through Land Use Politics and Art in the Changing West. New Press. 2014. https://archive.org/details/underminingwildr0000lipp
• Lippard, L. R. Pueblo Chico: Land and Lives in Galisteo Since 1814. Museum of New Mexico Press. 2020. https://mnmpress.org/?p=allBooks&id=289

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• Meiselas, Susan. Susan Meiselas: Nicaragua June 1978-July 1979. Aperture. 2016 https://aperture.org/books/nicaragua-june-1978-july-1979-2/
• Moore, Charles, & Durham, Michael S. (1991). Powerful Days: The Civil Rights Photography of Charles Moore. Stewart, Tabori & Chang. https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9236313

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• National Archives. Photographs of Lewis Hine: Documentation of Child Labor.
• New York Public Library Digital Collections. “Lewis Wickes Hine: Documentary Photographs, 1905-1938.

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• Panzer, Mary. Lewis Hine. 2002. Phaidon.
• Pegler-Gordon, Anna. In Sight of America: Photography and the Development of U.S. Immigration Policy. 2002. University of California Press. 
• Photographic Negatives and Prints of Native American Delegations, Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology 1897-1965, courtesy of National Archive. https://catalog.archives.gov/search?q=delegation&typeOfMaterials=Photographs%20and%20other%20Graphic%20Materials

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“Come Let Us Build a New World Together” poster for SNCC and Photography of the Civil Rights Movement

• Raiford, L. Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare: Photography and the African American Freedom Struggle. University of North Carolina Press. 2011. https://uncpress.org/book/9781469609782/imprisoned-in-a-luminous-glare/
• Raiford, L. “Come Let Us Build a World Together.” American Quarterly, December 2007. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/228183 
• Raiford, L. and Raphael-Hernandez, H. Migrating the Black Body: The African Diaspora and Visual Culture. The University of Washington Press. 2017. 
https://uwapress.uw.edu/book/9780295999579/migrating-the-black-body/
• Raiford, L., Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare: Photography and the African American Freedom Struggle. Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2011. https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5149/9780807882337_raiford
• Raiford, L., “Burning All Illusions: Abstraction, Black Life and White Supremacy.” Art Journal, January 2021. https://artjournal.collegeart.org/?p=15113#fn-15113-7.
• Raiford, L. and Heike Raphael-Hernandez, Migrating the Black Body: The African Diaspora and Visual Culture. Univ. of Wash. Press. 2017. https://uwapress.uw.edu/book/9780295999579/migrating-the-black-body/
• Raiford, L., “Dawoud Bey.” Aperture: Vision & Justice (No. 223), 2016. https://issues.aperture.org/article/2016/02/02/dawoud-bey.
• Raiford, L. “Ida B. Wells and the Shadow Archive” in Pictures and Progress: Early Photography and the Making of African American Identity, Maurice O. Wallace & Shawn Michelle Smith, eds. Duke Univ. Press. 2012. https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/9780822394563-015/html?lang=en
• Romano, Renee C.,  and Leigh Raiford, eds. The Civil Rights Movement in American Memory. Univ. of Georgia Press. 2006. https://ugapress.org/book/9780820328140/the-civil-rights-movement-in-american-memory/
• Romano, R.C. and Raiford, L., eds. The Civil Rights Movement in American Memory. University of Georgia Press. 2006. https://ugapress.org/book/9780820328140/the-civil-rights-movement-in-american-memory/

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Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers by Stephen Shames and Bobby Seale

• Sandra Matthews and Laura Wexler, Pregnant Pictures, (Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2000) https://www.routledge.com/Pregnant-Pictures/Matthews-Wexler/p/book/9780415921206
• Sekula, Allan. “The Body and the Archive.” October, vol. 39, 1986, pp. 3 – 64.  JSTOR
https://doi.org/10.2307/778312. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.
• Speaking with Light: Contemporary Indigenous Photography, 30 Oct. 2022 – 22 Jan. 2023, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX.
• Sharpe, Christina. (2016). In the Wake: On Blackness and Being. Duke University Press. https://www.dukeupress.edu/in-the-wake
• Shames, S. and Seale, B. Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers. Abrams. 2026. 
https://www.abramsbooks.com/product/power-to-the-people-the-world-of-the-black-panthers_9781419722400/
• Sholette, The Art of Activism and the Activism of Art. New Directions. 2022 https://www.gregorysholette.com/books/
• SNCC Digital Gateway, https://snccdigital.org/inside-sncc
• The SNCC Legacy Project, https://sncclegacyproject.org/sncc-photographers/#
• Smith, Shawn Michelle.  Photographic Returns: Racial Justice and the Time of Photography. Duke University Press. 2020. https://www.dukeupress.edu/photographic-returns

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• Talking Tintypes, an augmented photographic experience and collaboration created by Diné photographer, Will Wilson, Indigenous artists and leaders, and a broader public.
• The Cook Photograph Collection, Virginia Commonwealth University Digital Collections. https://digital.library.vcu.edu/islandora/object/vcu%3Acook
• The Silent Scream. Directed by Jack Dabner, with Dr. Bernard Nathanson, American Portrait Films, 1984. https://www.routledge.com/Pregnant-Pictures/Matthews-Wexler/p/book/9780415921206

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• Ureña, Leslie. “Lewis Hine at Ellis Island: The Photography of Immigration and Race, 1904–1926

Pictures and Progress by Maurice O. Wallace and Shawn Michelle Smith

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• Wallace, Maurice O., and Smith, Shawn Michelle, eds. Pictures and Progress: Early Photography and the Making of African American Identity. Duke University Press. 2012. https://www.dukeupress.edu/pictures-and-progress
• WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, 11 Nov. 2012 – 3 Feb. 2013, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas. https://www.mfah.org/press/warphotography-photographs-armed-conflict-and-its-aftermath
• Wasserman, H. “Cultural factors are behind the disinformation pandemic: Why this matters.” The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/cultural-factors-are-behind-disinformation-pandemic-why-this-matters-141884
• Williamsson, E. “From Sandy Hook to Uvalde, The Violent Images Never Seen.” The New York Times. May 30, 2022. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/30/us/politics/photos-uvalde.html

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