Photography: A Critical Introduction

Photography: A Critical Introduction


Photography: A serious Introduction was once the 1st introductory textbook to check key debates in photographic thought and position them of their social and political contexts, and is now demonstrated as one of many best textbooks in its box. Written specifically for college students in larger schooling and for introductory university classes, this totally revised version presents a coherent advent to the character of photographic seeing.

Individual chapters cover:

  • Key debates in photographic idea and history
  • Documentary images and photojournalism
  • Personal and well known photography
  • Photography and the human body
  • Photography and commodity culture
  • Photography as art

This revised and up to date 5th variation includes:

  • New case stories on issues comparable to: materialism and embodiment, the commodification of human adventure, and a longer dialogue of panorama as genre.
  • 98 pictures and photographs, that includes paintings from: invoice Brandt, Susan Derges, Rineke Dijkstra, Fran Herbello, Hannah Höch, Karen Knorr, Dorothea Lange, Chrystel Lebas, Susan Meiselas, Lee Miller, Martin Parr, Ingrid Pollard, Jacob Riis, Alexander Rodchenko, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman and Jeff Wall.
  • Fully up-to-date source info, together with publications to public records and necessary websites.
  • A complete thesaurus of phrases and a entire bibliography.

Contributors: Michelle Henning, Patricia Holland, Derrick cost, Anandi Ramamurthy and Liz Wells.

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