Journal of Visual Art Practice

Journal of Visual Art Practice


Value of Nothing








Failure to Engage; Art Criticism in the Age of Simulacrum












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The Assassination of Experience by Photography

For Japanese translation click here





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Gift of the Selfie / Das Geschenk des Selfies

An essay for ‘Ego Update’, a selfie reader. Part of the Ego Update exhibition.




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 What is 21st Century Photography?

In this newly commissioned essay, Daniel Rubinstein answers one of photography’s most complicated questions. In our contemporary image-      world of computers and algorithms, what are the key philosophical questions proposed by the medium of photography today?

For a Chinese translation click here. For a Spanish translation click here.


Review of Dag Petersson, The Art of Reconciliation: Photography and the Conception of Dialectics in Benjamin, Hegel, and Derrida, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.




Mafte'akhRubinstein D., The digital Image, Mafte’akh; Lexical Review of Political Thought (6,1) Minerva Humanities Centre, Tel Aviv University. 2014.



The Verge_cover copy Rubinstein D., Golding J. and Fisher A. ‘On the Verge of Photography; Imaging Beyond Representation’, ARTicle Press, 2013.







zetesis copyRubinstein D. ‘Discourse in a Coma: A Comment on a Comma  in the Title of Lyotard’s Discourse, Figure, Zētēsis (1,1), (ARTicle Press, 2013).







The Photographic Image in Digital Culture 2nd edition.
Rubinstein D. and Sluis K. ‘The Digital Image in Photographic Culture; The Algorithmic Image and the Crisis of Representation’. In: The Photographic Image in Digital Culture, 2nd edition (ed. Martin Lister). (London, Routledge 2013) ISBN 978-0-415-53527-4






photographies6_1Rubinstein D and Sluis K. ‘Notes on the Margins of Metadata; concerning the undecidability of the digital image’. Photographies (6,1) (Routledge 2013) ISSN 1754-0763






Schrodinger's CatRubinstein D. ‘Photography Between Representation and Difference; or the Smile of Schrödinger’s Cat.’ In: Either/And (National Media Museum, 2013)




Rubinstein D. GIF Today, in “Born in 1987”, Catalog Essay for The Photographers’ Gallery, June 2012


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Rubinstein D. ‘Tag, tagging’, Philosophy of Photography (1,2) (Intellect, 2011) pp.197-200, ISSN 20403682





Photographies 2/2

Rubinstein D. ‘Towards Photographic Education’, Photographies (2,2) (Routledge. Oct. 2009) pp.135-142, ISSN 17540763






Photographies 1/1

Rubinstein D. and Sluis K. ‘A life more photographic; Mapping the Networked Image’. Photographies (1,1) (Routledge. March 2008) pp.9-28, ISSN 17540763





Issues 2&3

Rubinstein D. ‘Digitally Yours; The Body in Contemporary Photography‘. Issues in contemporary culture and aesthetics (2&3) (Nerve, September 2009) pp.181-195, ISBN 0955003725





Issues 1&2

Rubinstein D. ‘Cameraphone Photography; Death of the Camera and the Arrival of Visual Speech’. Issues in contemporary culture and aesthetics (2,1) (Nerve, May 2005) pp.113-118, ISBN 0955003709