Trans Asia Photography 12.1

TAP 12.1

We are thrilled to announce the release of the Spring 2022 issue ofTrans Asia Photography. Our first issue with Duke University Press, this issue explores the meanings of the third key word in the journal’s title: “Photography.”

Table of Contents

“Photography”: An Introduction, by Deepali Dewan


Photographing the Invisible: Immortal Spirit Photography and China’s En(light)enment, by Menglan Chen

Daubing Titipu: Transnational Material Contexts of 19th-Century Hand-Coloured Photography in Japan, by Rahul Sharma

The Feedback and Noise of Komatsu Hiroko’s Photographic Materialities, by Franz Prichard


Toward Understanding the Photogenic New Citizen: Performance in Vernacular Photography from the Early Turkish Republic, 1920s-1940s, by Özge Baykan Calafato


Playing with Photographs, by Rashmi Viswanathan

When the Archive Becomes a Movement, by Haely Chang

We hope that you enjoy the latest issue and invite you to share it with your networks.


Deepali Dewan
Royal Ontario Museum & University of Toronto
Yi Gu
University of Toronto
Thy Phu
University of Toronto


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