Unmasked: notes on Joan de la Malla’s ‘The Sad Clown’

Austin, Thomas (2019) Unmasked: notes on Joan de la Malla’s ‘The Sad Clown’. Photography and Culture. ISSN 1751-4517 (Accepted)

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In this brief analysis of Joan de la Malla’s photograph ‘The Sad Clown’, winner of the photojournalism prize at the 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, I focus on how the image sets off a series of movements towards and away from the common trope of anthropomorphism, exploring how it works to expose, confound and then re-install this familiar device.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: photography anthropomorphism inter-species cruelty
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: T Technology > TR Photography
Depositing User: Thomas Austin
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2019 10:29
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2019 10:29
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/82703

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