Photography: A 21st Century Practice
Photography: A 21st Century Practice

Photography: A 21st Century Practice

by Mark Chen, Chelsea Shannon


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Finally, here is a photography textbook authored in the 21st century for 21st century audiences.

Photography: A 21st Century Practice speaks to the contemporary student who has come of age in the era of digital photography and social media, where every day we collectively take more than a billion photographs. How do aspiring photographers set themselves apart from the smartphone-toting masses? How can an emerging photographic artist push the medium to new ground?

The answers provided here are innovative, inclusive, and boundary-shattering thanks to the authors' framework of the 4Cs: Craft, Composition, Content, and Concept. Each is explored in-depth and packaged into a toolbox the photographic student can immediately put into practice. With a firm base in digital imaging, the authors also shed new light on chemical-based photographic processes and address the ways in which new technology is rapidly expanding photographic possibilities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780367553524
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/15/2020
Pages: 682
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Mark Chen is a photographic artist, educator and author. His practices center on the visual discourse on sustainability, climate change among other environmental and social issues. He crosses media boundaries, sometimes collaboratively, from photography to other visual art forms, sound art, performance and literature. Mr. Chen has taught at the University of Houston, Houston Baptist University and Houston Center for Photography, among other institutions. He is also an avid author, producing eight book titles on photographic art and techniques including this title from Bloomsbury Publishing. Mark Chen received an MFA degree from the University of Houston.

Chelsea Shannon is an art educator, historian, and writer. She holds an MA in art history with a focus on contemporary photography from the University of Houston. Shannon currently serves as the Manager for Interpretation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where she plans, produces, and evaluates the museum's interpretive resources, including audio guides and digital interactive experiences. Prior to this appointment, she was the Program Coordinator for FotoFest's Literacy Through Photography program, which places photographic artists in classrooms throughout the Houston, Texas area. Through her practice, Shannon seeks to foster inquiry, meaning-making, and discovery through engagement with works of art.

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