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Agitating Images: Photography against History in Indigenous Siberia

Craig Campbell


Agitating Images explores the early history of Communist organization among small dispersed groups of indigenous Evenki peoples of Central Siberia. It draws this history into an examination of the destabilizing role of photographs in the production of history. While documenting the development of Soviet Nationalities policy in context of people who were considered to be socially and technologically ‘backwards,’ the project is resolutely committed to the demonstration of what I call photographic agitation. It performs this agitation all the while presenting a ‘nervous’ history of the momentous ... More

Keywords: Siberia, Soviet, Evenki, Photography, Photographic Theory, Archives, Cultural History, Sovietization, Indigenous Peoples, early twentieth century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780816681051
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816681051.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Craig Campbell, author