Pacific Island photography and knowledge in the public domain; a century of contradictory visual histories
Quanchi, Max (2002) Pacific Island photography and knowledge in the public domain; a century of contradictory visual histories. Spectator: journal of film and television criticism, 23(1), pp. 13-26.
The extent to which photographs of Oceania facilitated learning-by-looking and educated the reading public is an important historical characteristic of the early 20th century boom in photographically illustrated media - postcards, stereographs, gift albums, illustrated magazines, journals, weekend newspapers and serial encyclopaedia. A century later these same black and white images circulate in the public domain as posters, video covers, museum installations and book illustrations educating a 21st century audience about an imagined (historical) and actual (contemporary) Oceania.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Photography, History, Pacific Islands, Media, Oceania|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Screen and Media Culture (200212)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300) > Pacific History (excl. New Zealand and Maori) (210313)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research|
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2002 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||09 Nov 2004|
|Last Modified:||02 Feb 2012 19:44|
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