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Contesting ViewsThe Visual Economy of France and Algeria$
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Edward Welch and Joseph McGonagle

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318849

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781846318849.001.0001

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Visions of History: Looking Back at the Algerian War

Visions of History: Looking Back at the Algerian War

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Contesting Views
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Edward Welch

Joseph McGonagle

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846318849.003.0003

This chapter explores how the events of the Algerian War have been constructed and remembered visually in France post-1962, and the role this process has played in turning the War into a historical event. Drawing on recent work within photography studies and theory, this chapter probes the relationship between photography and history and examines how still images of the conflict – showing military operations, urban unrest, terrorist activity and pied-noir exodus – have been mobilised by different groups in both France and Algeria. Particular attention is paid here to the important role played by conscript photographers (such as Marc Garanger) and the contrasting images produced by the Algerian photographer Mohamed Kouaci.

Keywords:   Algerian War, Historiography, Photography, Icon, Conscript

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