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Reflections on 'the looking glass war': photography, espionage and the Cold War

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Wright, Terence (2002) Reflections on 'the looking glass war': photography, espionage and the Cold War. Visual Sociology, 16 (1). pp. 75-88. [Journal article]

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Abstract

The article focuses on a syndicated newspaper photograph which was used in 1996 to illustrate an espionage story involving British and Russian diplomats. The photograph appeared on the front pages of two British newspapers. Following an exploration of the formal aspects of the photograph, the paper explores the different editorial agendas of the two newspapers. This leads to a questioning of the documentary value of the image as well as its broader historical, political and literary setting. It not only shows how the photograph alludes to the spy thriller, but the structure of article itself draws upon and aims to mimic this literary genre.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute
Art and Design Research Institute > Art and Conflict
ID Code:16983
Deposited By:Professor Terence Wright
Deposited On:01 Mar 2011 23:33
Last Modified:18 Apr 2012 12:26

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