In Our Own Image: The Coming Revolution in Photography

In Our Own Image: The Coming Revolution in Photography


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In Our Own Image: The Coming Revolution in Photography by Fred Ritchin, Fred Richin

Back in stock! From the birth of photojournalism and the rise of the picture press, beginning with seminal international periodicals like Vu and Life, to the sci-fi setting of MIT's Media Lab and the possibility of a "hyper-photography" that would capture our dreams and thoughts, Fred Ritchin's In Our Own Image is a classic account of technology's impact on what we see, and, ultimately, what we believe, about the world. A seminal text that has shaped the debate about digital imaging since its initial publication in 1990, this edition has been updated throughout to reflect recent changes in technology--for example, the exponential growth of the World Wide Web--and includes a substantial new foreword by the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780893818562
Publisher: Aperture Foundation
Publication date: 12/28/2006
Series: Writers on Photography Series
Pages: 142
Product dimensions: 6.86(w) x 9.51(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Fred Ritchin was Picture Editor of the New York Times Magazine (1978-82), Executive Editor of Camera Arts magazine (1982-83), and Founding Director of the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Program at the International Center of Photography (1983-86). He is now Associate Professor of Photography and Communications at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and a new media consultant to many news and photo organizations.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the New Editionxi
Preface to the First Editionxxi
Into the Information Age1
The Pixellated Press7
Modifying New York's Skyline24
Computers Don't Kill People26
Bringing Back Marilyn and Other Complications57
Reading Photographs72
Authoring the Image98
Photographing the Invisible116
In Our Own Image125
Picture Credits132
Selected Bibliography134

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