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Photography and Psychoanalysis -Stephen Bray. Photography and Psychoanalysis: The Development of Psychological Persuasion in Image Making, was my first major work in ten years.

Photography and Psychoanalysis -Stephen Bray

During the intervening time I had pumped out articles on a range of topics, as well as editing and helping others to put themselves out there. My interest in photography and psychology was undiminished during this time, indeed I wrote about them both. After a while I realized that I had amassed a network of connected ideas that guided my commercial work. It seemed a good idea to write these connections down. The Mind’s Eye: Freud and Photography. When we think of Sigmund Freud, we think first of words—the “talking cure” of psychoanalysis, books such as The Interpretation of Dreams, and the infamous Freudian slip.

The Mind’s Eye: Freud and Photography

In Mirrors of Memory: Freud, Photography, and the History of Art, Mary Bergstein, Professor in the History of Art and Visual Culture at the Rhode Island School of Design, suggests we should instead think of pictures, specifically photography. “[P]hotography penetrated the cognitive style of Freud and his contemporaries,” Bergstein asserts in decidedly Freudian language, and “documentary photography—of art and archaeology, but also of medicine, science, and ethnography—influenced the formation of Freudian psychoanalysis.”

Photography, with its fragmentary and evocative elements, mirrors the way human memory works for Freud. Photography and Psychoanalysis: The Development of Emotional Persuasion in Image Making. Psychoanalysis. By Saul McLeod published 2007, updated 2014 Psychoanalysis was founded by Sigmund Freud (1856-1939).


Freud believed that people could be cured by making conscious their unconscious thoughts and motivations, thus gaining insight. Freudian Psychoanalytic Theory of Personality. Psychoanalytic theory - Wikipedia. Terminology and definition[edit] "Psychoanalytic and psychoanalytical are used in English.

Psychoanalytic theory - Wikipedia

The latter is the older term, and at first simply meant 'relating to the analysis of the human psyche'. Psychoanalysis and the Image. Preface : Griselda Pollock Why psychoanalysis and the image?

Psychoanalysis and the Image

An unnecessary question, the relations between psychoanalysis and art are as old as psychoanalysis itself. (fig. 1) Sometimes, I encounter a different question.