Thinking with X-rays: Investigating the Politics of Visibility through the Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamid's Photography Collection

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-242
Number of pages14
JournalVisual Anthropology
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 26 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology

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