Photography: A Critical Introduction

Photography: A Critical Introduction

by LizWells (Editor)


This is the first introductory textbook to examine key debates in photographic theory and place them in their social and political contexts. Written especially for students in further and higher education and for introductory college courses, it provides a coherent introduction to the nature of photographic seeing. This completely revised and updated second edition includes: * key concepts, biographies of major thinkers, seminal references * a full glossary of terms, comprehensive bibliographies * resource information, including guides to public archives and useful web sites Individual chapters cover: * Key debates in photographic theory and history * Documentary photography and photojournalism * Personal and popular photography * Photography and commodity culture * Photography and the human body * Photography as art * Photography in the age of electronic imaging There are over 100 photographs and images, of huge diversity. They include images by Bill Brandt, Lee Friedlander, Hannah Hoch, Roshini Kempadoo, Dorothea Lange, Lee Miller, Alexander Rodchenko, Jacob Riis, Sebastio Salgado, Andres Serrano and Jo Spence. Michelle Henning, University of the West of England, Bristol Patricia Holland Lecturer and Film-Maker Martin Lister, University of the West of England, Bristol Derrick Price


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
Publisher: Routledge
Published: 10 Feb 2000

ISBN 10: 0415190584
ISBN 13: 9780415190589

Author Bio
Liz Wells is a Senior Lecturer in Contextual Studies in film, video and photography at the School of Media, the London Institute, London College of Printing and Distributive Trades