Muzeul Satului Bănățean, Timișoara; Banat Village Museum, Timișoara
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Istorie & Antropologie
Photography in the Context of Contemporary Spirituality.
Anthropological Perspectives: A New Mythology
This work places photography in the context of contemporary spirituality, starting from the human need to stop time by taking photos. Photography perfectly illustrates the need of contemporary man for magic, myth, the supernatural, as a way to relate to everyday life. Photography, especialy digital photography, is part of the `new mithologies` of conteporary spirituality. Photography has become a kind of emotional memory, a repository of reality that can express notions and states of the most varied. Despite the dangers it presents, digital procesing greatly stimulates creativity, innovative idea, vision, skill or desire of the photographer. The photography route is analized from cultural perspective, between two landmarks: Susan Sontag and Jean Baudrillard.
Keywords: photography, cultural anthropology, contemporary spirituality mitology, digital photography.
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