Georges Didi-Huberman, Images in Spite of All: Four Photographs from Auschwitz
Michael Fried, Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before
Michael S. Roth (Wesleyan University) has written a wonderful, impassioned review essay — on Georges Didi-Huberman’s Images in Spite of All: Four Photographs from Auschwitz and Michael Fried’s Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before — which I thought would be of great interest to many of you. Roth’s piece, entitled “Why Photography Matters to the Theory of History,” can be found in the new issue of History and Theory (Vol. 49, Issue 1). To access Roth’s essay, please click here.
Here is how it begins (preview includes the text of the article abstract):