Photographie et politique

edited by Christophe David and Joan Grandjean

Tumultes, issue 60-61, 2023

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The 60-61st edition of Tumultes journal, established in 1992 by the Centre de Sociologie des Pratiques et des Représentations Politiques at the Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7, assembles more than twenty studies by art historians and philosophers, along with interviews featuring photographers like Carrie Mae Weems, Victor Burgin, and Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge. Additionally, it includes conversations with authors reflecting on photography, such as bell hooks and Jacques Rancière. Furthermore, the issue exhibits a particular emphasis on the Arab world, featuring exclusive translations of texts by Susan Sontag and Ariella Azoulay. Additionally, it includes insightful contributions on notable figures such as Walid Raad, Jana Traboulsi, Omar Imam, and yasmine eid sabbagh.

Hailing from various countries, periods, and intellectual perspectives, these contributions explore the intricate relationship between photography and politics. Together, they form a comprehensive compendium on the subject, resembling a miniature encyclopedia of political photography.