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History of Photography

Guest Editor: Lynn Ann Davis

History of Photography bookcover

Photography has been an essential partner in selling Hawai’i as an American place, a tourist destination, and in defining Native Hawaiians as an exotic commodity. Hawaiians were portrayed in pictorial publications as ʻstrange peopleʻ in their native land, and in the twentieth century, as marketing assets for tourism. This special issue explores historical, political, and social issues about photography in Hawai‘i.