Selections from the Joint Photographic Survey

Adam Ryder
Ancient Sites in the British Mandate for Palestine and the Emirate of Transjordan
»Selections from the Joint Photographic Survey« is predicated on the discovery of lost archives from an archeological expedition authored by a colonial entity operating in the Southern Levant in the early twentieth century.

Ryder chronicles the story of this collective endeavor through carefully constructed black and white images, original text, and calculated slippages that challenge the authority of colonial values, the historical archive, and photography itself. Alongside these impossible landscapes and utopic structures are incisive captions, illustrations of fabricated ephemera, and an original essay by Cornell University art history professor Benjamin Anderson.

Language: English