Image and Inscription: An Anthology of Contemporary Canadian Photography, Edited by Robert Bean

Image and Inscription: An Anthology of Contemporary Canadian Photography, Edited by Robert Bean

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Softcover, 9 x 9 in.

232 pp. / 110 pp colour.

Published by YYZBOOKS and Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography

Toronto, 2005.

Robert Bean is an artist, writer, and teacher living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is currently a Professor at NSCAD University. Bean has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Europe, South America, and New Zealand. He has published articles on photography, art, and cultural history, has written catalogue essays, and completed numerous curatorial projects.

Image and Inscription presents the diversity and the changeable milieu of photographic practice and evokes an unanticipated moment in Canadian photography. It also represents an important step in expanding the contemporary authorship on photography in Canada. The practice of photography and photo-based art has established a unique presence in art since 1945. It has surpassed Walter Benjamin's predictions on image literacy and critical inscription. Explorations of temporality, history, narrative, memory and forgetting, situated identity, contemporary technology, and art are infused through the images and texts assembled in this volume. - from the Introduction by Robert Bean

The publication of Image and Inscription celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, an artist-run centre whose mandate is to promote photo-based art through exhibition and dissemination.





List of Artist Pages

Cercles Chromatiques de M.E. Chevreul, 1861
Arnaud Maggs

Local Rock
Alain Paiement

Tales Without Grounds
Eve K. Tremblay

The System of Allusions
Marie-Josee Jean

Disaster Topographics
Blake Fitzpatrick

Light in the Loafers: The Gaynor Photographs of Gaetan Dugas and the Invention of Patient Zero
Robin Metcalfe

Nation, Identity, Periphery, and Modernity: Synthesizing Canada's Photographic History
Carol Williams

Objects of Desire: The Photo Art of William Eakin
Robert Enright

First Nation's BC
Arthur Renwick

Katherine Knight

Spiritual Suite
Rosalie Favell

Scott McFarland

The Metropolitan Museum of Edward Milla
Vid Ingelevics

The Post/Colonial Photographic Archive and the Work of Memory
Lynne Bell

Jayce Salloum: Archive of the Street
Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fisher

Because of Burning and Ashes: A Few Works by Robert Frank and Lani Maestro
Stephen Horne

Questions of Obsolescence
Robert Bean

We Have a Situation: Sorry
Cathy Busby

Art Stars
Jeanne Ju

Archival Treatment
Michael Maranda

Contributor Biographies



ISBN: 0-920397-41-7 / 978-0-920397-41-1