Ana Peraica

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Born Split, Croatia, Yugoslavia
Lives in Split, Croatia

Ana Peraica is the author of a number of books, including The Age of Total Images (Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, 2019), Fotografija kao dokaz (Multimedijalni institute, Zagreb, 2018), and Culture of the Selfie (Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, 2017). She is also the author of encyclopaedia entries for Sage and chapters in anthologies and readers published by MIT Press, Routledge, Palgrave Macmillan, Bloomsbury and Springer. Her articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Leonardo, Photographies, Philosophy of Photography, Art Documentation and others. She is a regular contributor to conferences such as the Media Art Histories conference series, the Institute of Network Cultures' Videovortex conference series, and the curatorial network Central European Initiative (CEI), which takes place at the openings of the Venice Biennale. She has also published texts in magazines such as Springerin, Documenta Magazine, Membrana and others. She is a visiting professor at the Danube University in Austria and was previously a visiting fellow at the Central European University in Budapest.

Ana Peraica's work focuses primarily on post-digital photography, including semi-automated and automated photographic genres and forms such as selfies, total images, deep images and generative photography, in addition to operative images. Recently, she has defined the field of photogenetics, proposing several useful concepts for generative photography, including photogenes and phototypes, which she uses in the context of the Sixth Extinction, characteristic of photographocene (photography recording the demise of life) and the problem of generative images of species.

In addition to her theoretical work, Ana is the third generation of photographers to run the photographic studio founded by her grandfather in 1934. As the studio is located in the main square of the Roman Emperor Diocletian in Split, Croatia, she is also an advocate for the protection and preservation of the living continuity of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. (2023)