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Sceny rodzajowe ze śnieżną panterą. O fotografii zwierząt
Genre Scenes with a Snow Panther. On Animal Photography

Author(s): Marta Miskowiec
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: anthropology; animal; photography

Summary/Abstract: Just as any other sort of photography, animal photo- graphy is neither the place nor the source of natural relations with the world. Photographic imagery, sha- ped within the progress of the art of depiction, creates a sui generis communiqué, which we receive while ba- rely aware of its existence and believing that the pho- tograph is rather a“mirror of nature” and does not ad- ditionally manipulate our awareness. Photographs of pets, wild animals and game provide vast information about our reflections about animals. The titular “snow panther” is areference to Peter Matthiessen’s The Snow Leopard, which proposes an alternative way of getting to know wild animals via respectful co-exi- stence.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 137-142
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Polish