The Photography Reader is a comprehensive introduction to theories of photography; its production; and its uses and effects. Including articles by photographers from Edward Weston to Jo Spence, as well as key thinkers like Roland Barthes, Victor Burgin and Susan Sontag, the essays trace the development of ideas about photography. Each themed section features an editor's introduction setting ideas and debates in their historical and theoretical context.Sections include: Reflections on Photography; Photographic Seeing; Coding and Rhetoric; Photography and the Postmodern; Photo-digital; Documentary and Photojournalism; The Photographic Gaze; Image and Identity; Institutions and Contexts.
Photography: a critical introduction โดย Liz Wells
Photography: A Critical Introductionretains its position as the first introductory textbook to examine the key debates in photographic theory and place them in their social and political contexts. It thus uniquely integrates photographic theory with photographic history and critically engages with debates about the nature of photographic seeing. This completely revised and updated third edition retains the thematic structure and text features of previous editions but also expands coverage on photojournalism and digital imaging. It will be essential reading for those interested in photography, graphics, fine art, art and design history, journalism, media studies, communication and cultural studies. Especially designed to be accessible and user-friendly, it includes: · Key concepts, short biographies of major thinkers and seminal references · Updated international and contemporary case studies and examples · A full glossary of terms and a comprehensivebibliography · Resource information, including guides to public archives and useful websites Lavishly illustrated with 100 black and white photographs and 16 pages of color plates, it includes images from Bill Brandt, Susan Derges, Rineke Dijkstra, Lee Friedlander, Fran Herbello, Hannah Höch, Dorothea Lange, Lee Miller, Martin Parr, Ingrid Pollard, Jacob Riis, Alexander Rodchenko, Sebastiao Salgado, Andres Serrano.
The photograph โดย Graham Clarke
How do we read a photograph? In this rich and fascinating work, Graham Clarke gives a clear and incisive account of the photograph's historical development, and elucidates the insights of the most engaging thinkers on the subject, such as Roland Barthes and Susan Sontag. From the first misty "heliograph" taken by Joseph Nicephore Niepce in 1826 to the classic compositions of Cartier-Bresson and Alfred Steiglitz and the striking postmodern strategies of Robert Mapplethorpe, Clarke provides a groundbreaking examination of photography's main subject areas--landscape, the city, portraiture, the body, and reportage--as well as a detailed analysis of exemplary images in terms of their cultural and ideological contexts. With over 130 illustrations, The Photograph offers a series of discussions of major themes and genres providing an up-to-date introduction to the history of photography and creating a record of the most dazzling, penetrating, and pervasive images of our time.