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Steve Edwards

Steve Edwards is a Lecturer in Art History at the Open University. He is the author of The Making of English Photography: Allegories and Photography: A Very Short Introduction, editor of Art and Its Histories, coeditor of The Art of the Avant-Gardes, and an editor of the journal Historical Materialism.

Titles by This Author

The Bowery in two inadequate descriptive systems

In The Bowery in two inadequate descriptive systems (1974–1975) Martha Rosler bridged the concerns of conceptual art with those of political documentary. The work, a series of twenty-one black-and-white photographs, twenty-four text panels and three blank panels, embraces the codes of the photo-text experiments of the late 1960s and applies them to the social reality of New York’s Lower East Side. The prevailing critical view of The Bowery focuses on its implicit rejection, or critique, of established modes of documentary.