Geoffrey Batchen

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Geoffrey Batchen

Geoffrey Batchen (1956) works as a teacher, writer and curator focusing on the history of photography.

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Books
  • Burning with Desire: The Conception of Photography, The MIT Press, 1997.
  • Each Wild Idea: Writing, Photography, History, MIT Press, 2001, ARG.
  • Forget Me Not: Photography and Remembrance, Van Gogh Museum & Princeton Architectural Press, 2004, 128 pp ARG.
  • William Henry Fox Talbot, Phaidon, 2008.
  • What of Shoes?: Van Gogh and Art History, Cologne: Henschel, 2009.
  • editor, Photography Degree Zero: Reflections on Roland Barthes's Camera Lucida, MIT Press, 2009 chap. 1.
  • Suspending Time: Life, Photography, Death, Japan: Izu PhotoMuseum, 2010.
  • co-editor, Picturing Atrocity: Photography in Crisis, London: Reaktion Books, 2012.
Articles
  • "Carnal Knowledge", Art Journal 60:1 (Spring, 2001), pp 21-23.
  • "Snapshots: Art History and the Ethnographic Turn", Photographies 1:2 (Sep 2008), London, pp 121-142.
  • "Les Snapshots: L'histoire de l'arte et le tournant ethnographie", Etudes Photographique 22, Paris, 2008, pp 4-37. [1] (French)
  • "The Labor of Photography", Victorian Literature and Culture 37:1, 2009, pp 292-296.
  • "Seeing and Saying: A Response to 'Incongruous Images'", History and Theory 48:4 (2009), pp 26-33.
  • "Lost in Space", Art History 34:3 (2011), pp 610-612. Review of Photography and Philosophy: Essays on the Pencil of Nature edited by Scott Walden, 2008.

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