Raw Histories Photography Summary

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Elizabeth Edwards wrote in the introduction of her book Raw Histories Photographs, Anthropology and Museums that "particular roles of photographs in inscribing constituting and suggesting pasts" she also raises questions "what kind of past is inscribed in photography? What is the affective tone through which they project the past into the present?" (Edwards, 2001, p-5). If we look through Pushpamala's work and ask the question what is inscribed here or what kind of past inscribed here? The answer comes in a different way, because she takes up past as her direct reference for her work and she re-creates that past and she also stays inside of her work as a primary subject, she does not stay outside. As Puspamala mentions "when I play the role
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