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The photography cultures reader : representation, agency and identity

Author: Liz Wells
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Photography Cultures Reader' engages with contemporary debates surrounding photographic cultures and practices from a variety of perspectives, providing insight and analysis for students and practitioners. With over 100 images included, the diverse essays in this collection explore key topics such as: conflict and reportage, politics of race and gender, the family album, fashion, tourism and surveillance, art  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Liz Wells
ISBN: 9780415749190 0415749190 9780415749206 0415749204
OCLC Number: 1060184041
Description: xxiii, 566 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm
Contents: Re-reading Edward Weston: feminism, photography and psychoanalysis (1987) / Roberta McGrath --
Cindy Sherman: burning the house down (1993) / Jan Avgikos --
Photographing children: the works of Tierney Gearon and Sally Mann (2004) / Sarah Edge and Gail Baylis --
Doubletake: the diary of a relationship with an image (1996) / Lucy R. Lippard --
The photograph as an intersection of gazes: the example of National Geographic (1990-94) / Catherine Lutz and Jane Collins --
The eyes of the street look back: in Kolkata with a camera around my neck (2011) / Ariadne Van de Ven --
Tourists with cameras (2012) / Theopasti Stylianou-Lambert --
Surveilling bodies: photography as control, critique and concern (2015) / Louise Wolthers --
Photographs of agony (1980) / John Berger --
Of them, and us (2014) / Fred Ritchin --
Face to face: resistance, melancholy and representations of atrocities (2011) / Francis Frascina --
Framing compassion (2012) / Liam Kennedy --
On photographic violence (2009) / Sharon Sliwinski --
The ethic of the spectator: the citizenry of photography (2005) / Ariella Azoulay --
A photo in a photo: the optics, politics and powers of hand-held portraits in claims for justice and solidarity (2015) / Elizabeth Hoak-Doering --
Digital imaging goes to war: the Abu Ghraib photographs (2008) / André Gunthert --
Curating participation (2014) / Ethan Zuckerman --
When citizen photojournalism sets the news agenda (2011) / Mette Mortensen --
The vertigo of displacement (1990) / David A. Bailey and Stuart Hall --
Photo-therapy: psychic realism as a healing art? / Rosy Martin and Jo Spence --
The negro as he really is (2013) / George Dimock --
In our glory: photography and black life (1995) / Bell Hooks --
Photography and cultural memory: a methodological exploration (2007) / Annette Kuhn --
Citizenship, diaspora and the bonds of affect: the passport photograph (2009) / Lily Cho --
"Introduction" in family snaps / Pat Holland --
Strange bedfellows: appropriations of the vernacular by photographic artists (2008) / Martha Langford --
Observing by watching: Joachim Schmid and the art of exchange (2013) / Geoffrey Batchen --
Watching the world (2014) / Lev Manovich --
A life more photographic: mapping the networked image (2008) / Daniel Rubenstein and Katrina Sluis --
Ornamental cuisine ; The new citroën / Roland Barthes --
Tiffany (2014/2015) ; Porsche panamera ; Microsoft Cloud (2016) / Judith Williamson --
The pornography of food imaging: the aesthetics of capturing food online / Yasmin Ibrahim --
Photojournalism and the tabloid press (1992) / Karin E. Becker --
Class struggle: the invention of paparazzi photography and the death of Diana, Princess of Wales (1999) / Carol Squiers --
The synthetic ideal: the fashion model and photographic manipulation (2005) / Karen de Perthuis --
Chic clicks: creativity and commerce (2002) / Ulrich Lehmann --
A heady relationship: fashion photography and the museum, 1979 to the present (2008) / Val Williams --
The museum's old, the library's new subject (1993) / Douglas Crimp --
Art in the face of radical evil (2007) / Thierry Du Duve --
Reading between labour and capital (1986) / Allan Sekula --
Photographs: material form and the dynamic archive (2011) / Elizabeth Edwards --
Words and pictures: on reviewing photography / Liz Wells --
Art, education, photography (1997) / David Bate.
Responsibility: edited by Liz Wells.

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"The Photography Cultures Reader' engages with contemporary debates surrounding photographic cultures and practices from a variety of perspectives, providing insight and analysis for students and practitioners. With over 100 images included, the diverse essays in this collection explore key topics such as: conflict and reportage, politics of race and gender, the family album, fashion, tourism and surveillance, art and archives, social media and the networked image. The collection brings together essays by leading experts, scholars and photographers including Geoffrey Batchen, Elizabeth Edwards, Stuart Hall, bell hooks, Martha Langford, Lucy Lippard, Fred Ritchin, Allan Sekula and Val Williams. The depth and scope of this collection is testament to the cultural significance of photography and photographic study, with each themed section featuring an editor's introduction that sets the ideas and debates in context. Along with its companion volume - The Photography Reader: History and Theory - this is the most comprehensive introduction to photography and photographic criticism"--

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