The Photographic Activity of Post-modernism – Douglas Crimp. 5 January I was relieved to find that this essay was not about. The Photographic Activity of Postmodernism . attribute to the kind of photographic activity I call postmodernist. .. Douglas Crimp, “Pictures,” October, no. Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of JSTOR’s Terms and Conditions of Use, available at.

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Work which demands a spectator for it to work; a kind of performance art. The impression I got is of work being made in which the message rather than the medium is important.

Hence, photography becomes a vehicle for something else. In postmodernist art this is not usually noticeable, it is the concept that matters rather than the way that concept has been communicated.

Benjamin did not lament the loss of the aura seeing the photograph as a new objective art form yet these early photographs have now acquired an aura of their own as have later ones. The view I am expressing might be criticised as that of a crimmp, someone who knows about and appreciates fine printing. However, the print quality is postmoernism the only aspect of the photograph worth considering, there is also the record of an unrepeatable moment in time.


Thoughts on Douglas Crimp’s essay The Photographic Activity of Postmodernism – Amano Level Three

photohraphic In acivity essay, Crimp focuses on three American artists who use photography. These are Cindy Sherman who photographs herself in an array of different guises, Sherrie Levine who rephotographs classic photographs by well known photographers like Edward Weston and finally, Richard Prince, who rephotographs advertisements such as those showing cowboys used to promote cigarettes.

What all these photographers are doing is creating a new body of work out of something pre-existing though with Sherman this is not straightforward while Levine and Prince also have their own distinct approaches.

Examining this approach in light of my own work, I think of my recreations of Magritte paintings. Sometimes these can be exact as possible copies as in The Lovers or sometimes involving Magritte motifs as in the od through which eyes stare.

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