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Objectivity/Subjectivity in Photography and Archives

Inspired by Ashleigh’s presentation, I want to share an excellent article from the archival theory journal¬†Archivaria, “Records of Simple Truth and Precision: Photography, Archives, and the Illusion of Control,” which argues that the advent of the daguerreotype in 1830s France had epistemological¬†parallels in 19th c. French archival theory, which privileged the archival fonds as an objective and organically produced historical artifact.

Here it is: http://journals.sfu.ca/archivar/index.php/archivaria/article/view/12763/13951