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Talk by Christopher Pinney

Tenth Anniversary Talk: "Lessons from Hell: Punishment and Governmentality in Popular Indian Visual Culture"

Tenth Anniversary Talk: "Lessons from Hell: Punishment and Governmentality in Popular Indian Visual Culture"
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Lessons from Hell

 

Anthropologist and Art Historian Christopher Pinney is one of the leading theorists of 19th and 20th C. popular Indian visual culture and photography within the context of India’s emerging nationalist public sphere. Best known for his path-breaking books 'Camera Indica: The Social Life of Indian Photographs' (1997) and 'Photos of the Gods: The Printed Image and Political Struggle in India' (2004), Prof. Pinney has written extensively on photography, visual art, and new technologies of popular reproduction. He is currently Visiting Crowe Professor in the Department of Art History at Northwestern University and Professor of Anthropology and Visual Culture at University College London.




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