Marianne Hirsch & Leo Spitzer's School Photos in Liquid Time: Reframing Difference
Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University Podcasts
New Books at SOF/Heyman: a podcast featuring audio from events at Columbia University, and interviews with the speakers and authors.From clandestine images of Jewish children isolated in Nazi ghettos and Japanese American children incarcerated in camps to images of Native children removed to North American boarding schools, classroom photographs of schoolchildren are pervasive even in repressive historical and political contexts. School Photos in Liquid Time offers a closer look at this genre of vernacular photography, tracing how photography advances ideologies of social assimilation as well as those of hierarchy and exclusion. In Marianne Hirsch and Leo Spitzer’s deft analysis, school photographs reveal connections between the histories of persecuted subjects in different national and imperial centers.