Inside the Photograph: Writings on Twentieth-Century Photography

Inside the Photograph: Writings on Twentieth-Century Photography


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Inside the Photograph: Writings on Twentieth-Century Photography by Peter C. Bunnell

Now available in paperback! Peter C. Bunnell has been a major force in shaping the discourse about photography. During his 30-some years as an influential professor and curator at Princeton University, he has written extensively. This classic collection of texts, available for the first time in paperback and selected from work published throughout his career, makes a significant contribution to the field that he has helped to establish. In each of the 34 essays, which are devoted to individual (predominantly American) photographers and three galleries that played a key role in the recognition and marketing of Modern photography, Bunnell brings to bear his distinctive sensibility and insight. While encouraging the reader to see previously overlooked aspects of the images he discusses so eloquently, he also provides an invaluable historical context for the photographers and their work. In Inside the Photograph, Bunnell offers a unique personal perspective on the world of art photography as it has morphed from a small group of practitioners to the supercharged international marketplace of today.
In 2002, Peter C. Bunnel retired as the David Hunter McAlpin Professor of the History of Photography and Modern Art at Princeton University, where he also held a post as Faculty Curator of Photography at the Art Museum. He has published extensively; his most recent books include Minor White: The Eye that Shapes and Photography at Princeton: Celebrating 25 Years of Collecting and Teaching the History of Photography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597111041
Publisher: Aperture Foundation
Publication date: 08/31/2009
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.56(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Peter C. Bunnell is the McAlpin Professor of the History of Photography and Modern Art Emeritus at Princeton University and faculty curator of photography emeritus at the Princeton University Art Museum, where he was also responsible for the Minor White Archive. A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology (where he first studied with Minor White), he holds graduate degrees from Ohio University and Yale University. Prior to coming to Princeton in 1972, Bunnell was curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has written reviews and commentary for Afterimage, Aperture, Art in America, Camera, Creative Camera, the New Republic, Print Collector’s Newsletter, and Untitled, among other publications. He is the author of the monograph Minor White: The Eye That Shapes (1989) and he edited Photography at Princeton (1998). Bunnell has published two anthologies of his essays: Degrees of Guidance (1993) and Inside the Photograph (2006). He edited two anthologies of writings: A Photographic Vision: Pictorial Photography, 1889–1923 (1980) and Edward Weston on Photography (1983), and was coeditor of two major reprint series, The Literature of Photography and Sources of Modern Photography. Bunnell has taught at New York University, Dartmouth College, and Yale University, and has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad. The former national chairman of the Society for Photographic Education, he was also chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Friends of Photography. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain.

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