The Power of the Image

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal 2001 Le Pouvoir de l’image

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal 2001

The Power of the Image

Edited by Marie-José Jean

Why are photographic images so powerful? How do they make themselves felt? How do they change our attitudes and even our behaviour? Since photographic images are everywhere and used for every purpose, from political propaganda to product marketing, how are do we absorb them, or do we? This compendium of essays, artists’ projects, interviews and up-to-date bibliography make this seminal volume an essential reference for anyone interested in photography today. Participating artists include, Raymonde April, Lynne Cohen, Robin Collyer, Donigan Cumming, Evergon, Michel François, Charles Gagnon, Clara Gutsche, Barbara Kruger, Mark Lewis, Ken Lum, Shirin Neshat, Michael Snow, Iké Udé, Louise and Jane Wilson, and Gu Xiong. Contributing writers include Olivier Asselin, Marie Perrault, Barbara Fischer, Mona Hakim, Alfredo Jaar, Arthur Kroker and many others.

Largely bilingual – English + French
240 pages, 215 ill. (88 in colour), soft cover
ISBN 29801608-8-1
Publisher: VOX, Centre de diffusion de la photographie
Graphic Design: Dominique Mousseau
Distributed in Canada