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Becoming Visible

Becoming Visible
Becoming Visible
Becoming Visible

Becoming Visible brings together scholarly discussions of visibility and illness, photographs of an experience in treatment for Hodgkins lymphoma, and personal testimonial about that time. An artistic and academic contribution to the fields of trauma studies, disability studies and autopathography, this cancer journey reveals how the forces of art and narrative can contribute to social dynamics for change.


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Becoming Visible brings together scholarly discussions of visibility and illness, photographs of an experience in treatment for Hodgkins lymphoma, and personal testimonial about that time. An artistic and academic contribution to the fields of trauma studies, disability studies and autopathography, this cancer journey reveals how the forces of art and narrative can contribute to social dynamics for change.

About the Author
Jessica Catherine Lieberman is Assistant Professor of Visual Culture at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, where she teaches in the College of Liberal Arts and for the Graduate Photography program in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. She has authored three books and is currently working on a manuscript, Terror, Images and Traumatic Augmentation, a study of the circulation and reception of images from the advent of photography through the digital era. Lieberman’s teaching focuses on issues of gender, ethnicity and identity in contemporary American visual culture with particular emphases on the role of visual technologies and the ideation of illness and death.

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Details

Publisher: RIT Press (11/2013)
ISBN-13: 978-1-933360-82-9
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 144
Illustrations: 115, some color
Size: 8 x 10 in.
Shipping Weight: 1lb

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