alcramer [Alfredo Cramerotti]

New publications by Intellect as part as the Critical Photography book series, edited by Alfredo Cramerotti

Posted in nEws and rEleases, shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on November 21, 2020

Fortunes of War: Photography in Alter Space

By Eric Lesdema Series edited by Alfredo Cramerotti

£49.00 | 120 pages | 7 Oct 2020

An extended edit of Eric Lesdema’s photographic series of the same name, with 83 colour photographs and essays from leading academics which analyse how his work provides an alternative approach to documentary photography. Twenty-first-century interpretations and applications of photography are questioned, as are warfare and its cultural framework.

An extended edit of Eric Lesdema’s photographic series of the same name, with 83 colour photographs and essays from leading academics which analyse how his work provides an alternative approach to documentary photography. Twenty-first-century interpretations and applications of photography are questioned, as are warfare and its cultural framework.

An extended edit of Eric Lesdema’s photographic series of the same name, with 83 colour photographs and essays from leading academics which analyse how his work provides an alternative approach to documentary photography. Twenty-first-century interpretations and applications of photography are questioned, as are warfare and its cultural framework.

Eric Lesdema’s photographic series Fortunes of War was awarded the UN Nikon World Prize in 1997. Originally a series of fifteen images, this extended edit includes 83 colour photos, accompanied by a series of essays by leading academics in the field. The essays explore ideas raised by the prescient nature of the work, offering a highly original and engaging debate about its alternative approach to documentary photography, which views photography as an alternate space with the potential to project events rather than record them. In exploring an approach that cuts against the traditional concept central to documentary photography since its inception, the book thus raises important questions about twenty-first century interpretations and applications of photography and media. With thought-provoking research and a diverse array of essay contributions, Fortunes of War proposes new lines of interdisciplinary investigation, reflection and inquiry.

Photography as Critical Practice: Notes on Otherness

By David Bate Afterword by Liz Wells Series edited by Alfredo Cramerotti

£45.00 | 300 pages | 15 Dec 2020

A collection that combines visual works with critical essays around the theme of everyday life to explore the concept of otherness and highlight photography as a form of critical practice. Put together in this way, the book images and text work in dialogue with one another to construct a new perspective on questions of otherness and alterity.

A collection that combines visual works with critical essays around the theme of everyday life to explore the concept of otherness and highlight photography as a form of critical practice. Put together in this way, the book images and text work in dialogue with one another to construct a new perspective on questions of otherness and alterity.

The ‘other’ is a topic of great interest within and across contemporary photographic practice and theory, yet it remains neglected outside the now well-established field of postcolonial studies. This volume brings together photography and written essays that relate to aspects of otherness and visual work. Presented together, the images and critical writings work in concert to construct a new social perspective on questions of otherness and alterity and to highlight photography as a form of critical practice.

In a departure from existing conceptions of otherness in postcolonial discourse, Photography as Critical Practice places emphasis on the human condition not as a liberal concept, but as something formed and framed by a broader dimension of social, sexual and cultural otherness. In this way, the book provides a fascinating new vista on the otherness of photography.

New photography books from Intellect

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on April 22, 2015

Two new books part of the Critical Photography book series

Series Editor: Alfredo Cramerotti

Publisher: Intellect Books

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Periodismo estético

Posted in nEws and rEleases, shortEssays/cortiSaggi [English/Italian] by alcramer on January 19, 2011

Periodismo estético
Posted By Pedro Medina on 8 Enero 2011 (18:55) in Publicaciones
Published on http://www.abreelojo.com

[Spanish]

Periodismo, poder, sistema del arte y cómo se transmite la información hoy día son varios de los temas que aborda Alfredo Cramerotti al reflexionar sobre “periodismo estético” en su Aesthetic journalism. How to inform without informing.

La discusión sobre los formatos periodísticos y su papel en la construcción de una imagen del mundo está muy viva, como atestiguan las reflexiones de autores como Pierre Bourdieu, Ulrich Beck o Noam Chomsky, recuperando la noción de periodismo como servicio a una comunidad, al margen de la fáctica creación de poder a través de la influencia ejercida desde los medios de comunicación.

El libro de Alfredo Cramerotti, realizado desde la experiencia artística, sigue esta línea aportando una reflexión interesante ante lo que denomina “periodismo estético”, con la que pretende reivindicar un ámbito específico de las prácticas artísticas «en forma de investigación de la situación política, social y cultural». El análisis se centra pues en la información que se produce, si bien todos (autor y receptor) deberíamos preguntarnos desde dónde estamos considerando cada una de estas prácticas, e incluso conceptos muy cuestionados hoy día como el de “verdad”.

Se deben analizar las dimensiones de poder y autoridad que conllevan las imágenes y textos. Como dice Zizek, lo real se identifica con una forma de contar las cosas, y en esta práctica se reclama una responsabilidad del “artista-investigador” acorde con la autoridad e influencia que se puede ejercer, máxime en un tiempo donde el periodismo de investigación está francamente amenazado.

Lo más destacado es su interés por exponer la interacción entre las prácticas artísticas y periodísticas, labor que se revela especialmente en el estudio de obras del periodismo estético. En definitiva, cabe reconocer una cuidada investigación que nos lleva a pensar de nuevo la sociedad en términos culturales (y también estéticos), con el objetivo no tanto de transformar directamente nuestro entorno, sino los procesos que nos llevan a confeccionar el significado que tenemos del mundo.

Aesthetic journalism
How to inform without informing
Alfredo Cramerotti
Intellect, Bristol, Chicago, 2009, 135 páginas, 35 $

Unmapping the City: Perspectives of Flatness

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on January 11, 2011

Unmapping the City
Perspectives of Flatness

Now Available
Price £14.95, $25

ISBN 9781841503165
Paperback 128 pages
230x230mm
Published January 2011
Imprint: Intellect

Edited by Alfredo Cramerotti

Unmapping the City, the first title in the new Intellect series ‘Critical Photography’, features photographs shot between 2004 and 2008 in fourteen different cities around the world. The images are linked by their shared attempts to define a two-dimensional approach to a three-dimensional built reality, and to address spatial representation and urbanity through art. In representing the cityscape through a flat texture of lines and minimal colour tones, they draw the reader into a conversation about the interplay between reality and its representation. This volume, by significantly challenging and expanding the discourse on photography and text and instigating a critical re-evaluation of the relationship between photography, perception and the city, will be of interest to artists, curators, photographers, architects, and critical theorists.

Introduction
Images by Alfredo Cramerotti and text by Jonathan Willett
Middleword by Inês Moreira

 

Reviews
‘Cramerotti’s new book is aptly committed to serial progression, minimal aesthetics and critical eye on our physical environment, in the same vein as artists such as Ed Rusha and Lewis Baltz. An important contribution for the next generation of artists engaged with Neo Topographics, embracing a graphic sublime while exploring the aesthetics of urban landscape.’ – Louise Clements, Director Format International Photography Festival

Critical Photography book series / recommended by NY Photo Festival

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on October 27, 2009

New York Photo Festival Newsletter

New York, 27 october 2009

National Photography Symposium

Posted in nEws and rEleases by alcramer on June 19, 2009

Manchester 19-21 June 2009

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