The Photography Reader / Edition 1

The Photography Reader / Edition 1

by Liz Wells
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415246601

ISBN-13: 9780415246606

Pub. Date: 07/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Photography Reader is a comprehensive introduction to theories of photography, its production, 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, essays trace the development of ideas about photography. Each thematic section features an editor's…  See more details below

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The Photography Reader is a comprehensive introduction to theories of photography, its production, 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, essays trace the development of ideas about photography. Each thematic section features an editor's introduction setting ideas and debates in their historical and theoretical context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415246606
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
General introduction1
1Extracts from Camera Lucida19
2What has Occurred only Once: Barthes's Winter Garden/Boltanski's Archives of the Dead31
3Extracts from the Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction42
4Benjamin and the Political Economy of the Photograph53
5Photography within the Humanities59
6In Our Image67
7Fire and Ice76
8Five Notes for a Phenomenology of the Photographic Image87
9What the Eye does not See90
10A New Instrument of Vision92
11Introduction to the Photographer's Eye97
12Seeing Photographically104
13Rhetoric of the Image114
14A Photograph126
15Looking at Photographs130
16Photography and Fetish138
17Winning the Game when the Rules have been Changed: Art Photography and Postmodernism152
18The Crisis of the Real: Photography and Postmodernism164
19Snapshooters of History: Passages on the Postmodern Argument180
20'The Shadow of the Object': Photography and Realism202
21Extracts from Introduction to the Photographic Image in Digital Culture218
22Photogenics228
23The Paradoxes of Digital Photography240
24Evidence, Truth and Order: Photographic Records and the Growth of the State257
25In, Around, and Afterthoughts (On Documentary Photography)261
26Access and Consent in Public Photography275
27Photographs of Agony288
28Photojournalism and the Tabloid Press291
29Cuba Made Me So309
30Re-reading Edward Weston: Feminism, Photography and Psychoanalysis327
31Cindy Sherman: Burning Down the House338
32Doubletake: The Diary of a Relationship with an Image343
33The Photograph as an Intersection of Gazes: The Example of National Geographic354
34The Vertigo of Displacement380
35In Our Glory: Photography and Black Life387
36Remembrance: The Child I Never Was395
37Photo-Therapy: Psychic Realism as a Healing Art?402
38Self Image: Personal is Political410
39The Museum's Old, the Library's New Subject422
40Words and Pictures: On Reviewing Photography428
41Art, Education, Photography435
42Reading an Archive: Photography between Labour and Capital443
Index453

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