Introduction: Present Images

  • Paolo S. H. Favero


Introducing readers to the notion of “present image” (the core contribution of the book), this chapter offers insights into the key theoretical tools on which the book builds. Starting with a discussion of the manifold ways in which images creep into everyday human life, the chapter addresses a number of theoretical pillars. It explores the idea of images as being a constitutive part of the lived world of human beings (they are in and of the world); it introduces the need to rethink dichotomic distinctions between the digital and the analog; and finally it looks into the politics of “present images”. The chapter ends with a brief overview of the structure of the book.


Present images Digital versus analog Politics of images Presence 


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  • Paolo S. H. Favero
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  1. 1.Visual and Digital Cultures Research Center (ViDi)University of AntwerpAntwerpBelgium

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