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The image factory : consumer culture, photography and the visual content industry

Author: Paul Frosh
Publisher: London ; New York : Berg, 2003.
Series: New technologies/new cultures series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This title exposes the interior workings of the visual content industry, which produces approximately 70 per cent of the images that define consumer cultures. It combines original research on stock photography with a theoretical take on the circulation of images in contemporary culture.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Frosh, Paul.
Image factory.
London ; New York : Berg, 2003
(OCoLC)607705799
Online version:
Frosh, Paul.
Image factory.
London ; New York : Berg, 2003
(OCoLC)610033903
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Frosh
ISBN: 1859736378 1859736424 9781859736371 9781859736425
OCLC Number: 52970112
Description: x, 237 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the making of ordinary images --
From the library to the bank : the emergence of stock photography --
Shooting for success : stock photography and production of culture --
The archive, the stereotype, and the image-repertoire : classification and stock photography --
The image of romance : stock images as cultural performances --
Rhetorics of the overlooked : the communicative modes of stock images --
And God created Photoshop : digital technologies, creative mastery, and aesthetic angst --
The realm of the info-pixel : from stock photography to the visual content industry.
Series Title: New technologies/new cultures series.
Responsibility: Paul Frosh.
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Quietly but implacably, powerful transnational corporations are gaining power over our visual world. This book exposes the interior workings of the visual content industry, which produces  Read more...

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'The Image Factory' will be valuable to students of communications and media studies because it provides a fresh insight into the workings of the industry.'Media International Australia

 
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