Newton (University of Oregon) analyzes the role of visual reportage in the development of our collective self-understanding, assessing the role of visual journalism within the context of the complex, cross- disciplinary pool of literature and ideas required for comprehensive analysis. Newton approaches the subject from several perspectives, examining the theoretical and ideological basis for visual truth, particularly as conveyed by the news media, and applying research on photojournalism to newspaper, broadcast, and Internet journalism as it is practiced. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Contents: Preface. Introduction. The Vision Instinct. From Instinct to Practice. The Heart of the Seer. Stealing the Soul. Tending the Gate. Is Seeing Still Believing? Whose Truth? Toward an Ecology of the Visual. Translating the Visual. The Problem of Real People. The Future. Afterword.