The Photography Reader

The Photography Reader


Edited by Liz Wells

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 244mm x 30mm | 1,238g
  • Publication date: 20 December 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 041524661X
  • ISBN 13: 9780415246613
  • Illustrations note: 50 b&w photographs
  • Sales rank: 83,040

Product description

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.

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'A valuable and accessible resource ... an outstanding aid for photography students and enthusiasts ... highly recommended.' - Media International Australia inc Culture & Policy