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Writing with Light

Words and Photographs in American Texts


Mick Gidley

Contents: Mick Gidley: Writing with Light: An Introduction – Clive Sinclair: Feminizing the West – Martin Padget: Native Americans, the Photobook and the Southwest: Ansel Adams’s and Mary Austin’s Taos Pueblo – Anna Woodhouse: ‘An Ethics of Seeing’ in Sontag’s On Photography and Weegee’s Naked City – Caroline Blinder: The Bachelor’s Drawer: Art and Artefact in the Work of Wright Morris – Beth Bennett: Shooting Slavery’s Image in Black Power: A Close Reading of Three Richard Wright Photographs – Neil Campbell: Robert Frank and Jack Kerouac: ‘You got eyes’ – Eric J. Sandeen: Picturing Colorado: Robert Adams and the Myth of the Frontier – Shamoon Zamir: The Image in the Archive: Gerald Vizenor’s The People Named the Chippewa – Diane Morgan: Activating and Acting On The Past: The Experience of History in August Sander’s and Richard Powers’s Three Farmers on their Way to a Dance – Andrew Stafford: My Favourite Piccies: Sequencing, Structuring and Essayism in Photo-Anthologies by Szarkowski, Debray and Roche – Francisca D. Fuentes: Paul Fusco’s RFK Funeral Train: The Photobook as Memory Text – Katharine Burkitt: Frozen Moments: The Motif of the Photograph in Works by Anne Carson and Michael Ondaatje – Mick Gidley: Shadowing Indians, Catching Curtis - with Autobiographical Asides.