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Image brokers : visualizing world news in the age of digital circulation

Image brokers : visualizing world news in the age of digital circulation

Author: Zeynep Devrim Gürsel
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Image Brokers is an in-depth ethnography that reveals the labor and infrastructure behind news images and how they are circulated. Zeynep Devrim Gürsel presents an intimate look at the ways image brokers--the people who manage the distribution or restriction of images--construct and culturally mediate the images they circulate. Through this framework, news images become commodities that impact how politics and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Études de cas
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gürsel, Zeynep Devrim.
Image brokers.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015049106
Named Person: Giovanni Paris
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zeynep Devrim Gürsel
ISBN: 9780520286368 0520286367 9780520286375 0520286375
OCLC Number: 932116132
Description: 416 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: formative fictions: the work of international news images --
1. What precedes the digital news image? --
2. Global views Inc.: visualizing politics from shock and awe to the fall of Saddam Hussein --
3. Agence France-Presse: what is the dominant? --
4. Newsworld: everyday practices of editing the world --
5. Barnstorm: an iconic rite of passage --
6. Visa pour l'image: personal visions and the amateur documents --
7. World Press Photo: developing world photography --
Conclusion: waiting for the dust to settle.
Responsibility: Zeynep Devrim Gürsel.


How does a photograph become a news image? An ethnography of the labor behind international news images, this book ruptures the self-evidence of the journalistic photograph by revealing the many  Read more...


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