The Photography Reader

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Taylor & Francis Group, 2003 - Photography - 466 pages
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The Photography Reader is a comprehensive introduction to theories of photography; its production; and its uses and effects. Including articles by photographers from Edward Weston to Jo Spence, as well as key thinkers like Roland Barthes, Victor Burgin and Susan Sontag, the essays trace the development of ideas about photography. Each themed section features an editor's introduction setting ideas and debates in their historical and theoretical context.

Sections include: Reflections on Photography; Photographic Seeing; Coding and Rhetoric; Photography and the Postmodern; Photo-digital; Documentary and Photojournalism; The Photographic Gaze; Image and Identity; Institutions and Contexts.

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User Review  - Casey Riggs - Goodreads

Very good Essays on photography theory. Good source book to have on the shelf. Read full review

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User Review  - Mona - Goodreads

If you have an interest in photo history, I highly recommend this book. It's a collection of readings by or on historical figures in photography such as Susan Sontag, Roland Barthes, Umberto Eco, and many others. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Liz Wells is Reader in Photographic Theory, School of Media and Photography, University of Plymouth; Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; Member, European Society for the History of Photography and Society for Photographic Education, USA. She has written and contributed to numerous publications.

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