Body Language: The Queer Staged Photographs of George Platt Lynes and PaJaMa (Defining Moments in Photography #7) (Paperback)

Body Language: The Queer Staged Photographs of George Platt Lynes and PaJaMa (Defining Moments in Photography #7) By Nick Mauss, Dr. Angela Miller, Anthony W. Lee Cover Image

Body Language: The Queer Staged Photographs of George Platt Lynes and PaJaMa (Defining Moments in Photography #7) (Paperback)

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Examines early practices of staged photography in visualizing queer forms of relation.
 
Body Language is the first in-depth study of the extraordinary interplay between George Platt Lynes and PaJaMa (Paul Cadmus, Jared French, and Margaret Hoening French). Nick Mauss and Angela Miller offer timely readings of how their practices of staging, collaboration, and psychological enactment through the body arced across the boundaries of art and life, private and public worlds, anticipating contemporary social media. Using the camera not to capture, but to actively perform, they renounced photography’s conventional role as mirror of the real, energizing forms of world-making via a new social framing of the self.
Nick Mauss is an artist whose recent exhibitions include Transmissions at the Whitney Museum and Intricate Others at Museu Serralves.
 
Angela Miller has published widely on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American arts and culture. She is author of the prize-winning The Empire of the Eye.
 

Product Details ISBN: 9780520394629
ISBN-10: 0520394623
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: November 7th, 2023
Pages: 168
Language: English
Series: Defining Moments in Photography
"Body Language is an absorbing book for those who take photography and queer representation seriously."
— The Gay & Lesbian Review