The Photography Reader

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Liz Wells
Routledge, 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  - Traci - Goodreads

This book has some very intense essays. Some of them are incredibly academic and intellectual and take a lot of focus to read. Even with the difficulty there is a lot of really good stuff in here for any one interested in photography past it being a hobbie. Read full review

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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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