Counterfactual Thoughts in Photography

By Elke Reinhuber.

Published by The International Journal of Arts Theory and History

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Published Online: September 30, 2016 $US5.00

In my artistic research, I argue that the concept of counterfactuals, which has appeared in past decades in science and the humanities, has become popular as a genre in media and the fine arts. I suggest expanding the term in order to include the fine arts and encapsulate the research with the term “counterfactualism” into the relevant disciplines. In this paper, I will introduce the occurrence of counterfactual thoughts in photography.

Keywords: Counterfactual Thinking, Counterfactualism, Decisive Moment, Expanded Photography, and Decidophobia

The International Journal of Arts Theory and History, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp.11-18. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: September 30, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 689.832KB)).

Dr. Elke Reinhuber

Assistant Professor for Expanded Photography, School of Art, Design, and Media, ADM/NTU (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Singapore, Singapore