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Thinking with X-rays: Investigating the Politics of Visibility through the Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamid's Photography Collection
Visual Anthropology (2016)
  • Zeynep Devrim Gürsel
Abstract
This article interrogates the relationship between sovereignty and image production by exploring the photographic collection of the Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamid (ruled 1876–1909). It specifically rethinks depictions of political events through the example of x-ray photographs, focusing on albums containing x-rays of wounds sustained by Ottoman soldiers in the Greco–Turkish war of 1897.
Disciplines
Publication Date
April, 2016
DOI
10.1080/08949468.2016.1154416
Citation Information
Zeynep Devrim Gürsel. "Thinking with X-rays: Investigating the Politics of Visibility through the Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamid's Photography Collection" Visual Anthropology Vol. 29 Iss. 3 (2016) p. 229 - 242
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/zeynep_gursel/14/