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CHAPTER 1 – THE HIERARCHY OF IMAGES

Chapter 1 – The Hierarchy of Images opens the trilogy devoted to the role and norms of contemporary documentary photography.

Moving from the assumption that modern-day society develops like a rhizome, that is, a tentacular organism spreading in every direction without a structured coherence and in the absence of an internal hierarchy, the volume ponders on the capacity of photography to capture such epicentrelessness.

By focusing on the work of Mishka Henner, Joachim Schmid and Tobias Zielony, The Hierarchy of Images aims to understand whether documentary photography stands in such a stead as to be able to give back a legitimising version of today’s polarised reality or whether it is derailed by its several layers and misled by its schizophrenic arborescence.