Photography: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Photography: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)


pictures are a vital part of our day-by-day lives, from sensationalist photographs in tabloid papers, to private kin snapshots, to the paintings images displayed in galleries and offered via overseas paintings markets. during this thought-provoking exploration of the topic, Steve Edwards presents a transparent, full of life, and imaginitive method of the definition, value, and which means of images. He combines a feeling of its historic improvement with an research of its function and that means inside of a much wider cultural context. Edwards additionally discusses either recognized and more odd images, from the hugely arguable Cottingley Fairies to Ansel Adams landscapes, and from the stunning and influential Eddie Adams snapshot of a Vietcong suspect being performed to the portrait/performance paintings of Cindy Sherman. Edwards interrogates the way in which we glance and look at images, and considers such matters as fact and recording, objectivity and superb paintings, id and memory.

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