On Photography

On Photography
Author: Susan Sontag
Release: 2001-06
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 207
ISBN: 0795000502
Language: en
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Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism. One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, "On Photography" first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as " a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs." It begins with the famous " In Plato' s Cave" essay, then offers five other prose meditations on this topic, and concludes with a fascinating and far-reaching " Brief Anthology of Quotations."

On Photography

On Photography
Author: Susan Sontag
Release: 2022
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 207
ISBN: OCLC:889842004
Language: en
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This is a study of the force of photographic images which are continually inserted between experience and reality. Sontag examines the ways in which we use these omnipresent images to manufacture a sense of reality and authority in our lives.

On Photography

On Photography
Author: Susan Sontag
Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781429957113
Language: en
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Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism. One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as "a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs." It begins with the famous "In Plato's Cave"essay, then offers five other prose meditations on this topic, and concludes with a fascinating and far-reaching "Brief Anthology of Quotations."

On Photography

On Photography
Author: Walter Benjamin
Release: 2015-10-15
Editor: Reaktion Books
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781780235615
Language: en
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Walter Benjamin’s 1931 essay “A Short History of Photography” is a landmark in the understanding and criticism of the medium, offering surprising new takes on such photographic pioneers as David Octavius Hill and Nicéphore Niépce and their aesthetic and technical achievements. On Photography presents a new translation of that essay along with a number of other writings by Benjamin, some of them presented in English for the first time. Translator and editor Esther Leslie sets Benjamin’s work in context with prefaces to each piece and contributes a substantial introduction that considers Benjamin’s engagement with photography in all its forms, including early commercial studio photography, the uses of photography in science, and much more.

Photographers on Photography

Photographers on Photography
Author: Henry Carroll
Release: 2022-02-10
Editor: Laurence King
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1786279150
Language: en
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Through a carefully curated selection of quotations, images and interviews, Photographers on Photography reveals what matters most to the masters. With enlightening text by Henry Carroll, author of the internationally bestselling Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs series, you'll discover how the giants of the genres developed their distinctive visual styles, the core ideas that underpin their practice and, most importantly, what photography means to you.

On Photography

On Photography
Author: Diarmuid Costello
Release: 2017-09-22
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 166
ISBN: 9781351970846
Language: en
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What is photography? Is it a source of knowledge or an art? Many have said the former because it records the world automatically, others the latter because it expresses human subjectivity. Can photography be both or must we choose? In On Photography: A Philosophical Inquiry, Diarmuid Costello examines these fascinating questions and more, drawing on images by Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott, Paul Strand, Lee Friedlander, James Welling, and Wolfgang Tillmans, among others, and the writings of Elizabeth Eastlake, Peter Henry Emerson, Edward Weston, Siegfried Kracauer, André Bazin, and Stanley Cavell. This sets the scene for the contemporary stand-off between "sceptical" and "non-sceptical" Orthodoxy in the work of Roger Scruton and Kendall Walton, and a New Theory of Photography taking its cue from László Moholy-Nagy and Patrick Maynard. Written in a clear and engaging style, On Photography is essential reading for anyone interested in the philosophy of photography, aesthetics, art, and visual studies.

The Social Photo

The Social Photo
Author: Nathan Jurgenson
Release: 2019-04-30
Editor: Verso Books
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781786635464
Language: en
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A set of bold theoretical reflections on how the social photo has remade our world. With the rise of the smart phone and social media, cameras have become ubiquitous, infiltrating nearly every aspect of social life. The glowing camera screen is the lens through which many of seek to communicate our experience. But our thinking about photography has been slow to catch-up; this major fixture of everyday life is still often treated in the terms of art or journalism. In The Social Photo, social theorist Nathan Jurgenson develops bold new ways of understanding photography in the age of social media and the new kinds of images that have emerged: the selfie, the faux-vintage photo, the self-destructing image, the food photo. Jurgenson shows how these devices and platforms have remade the world and our understanding of ourselves within it.

Camera Lucida

Camera Lucida
Author: Roland Barthes
Release: 2010-10-12
Editor: Hill and Wang
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0374532338
Language: en
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A graceful, contemplative volume, Camera Lucida was first published in 1979. Commenting on artists such as Avedon, Clifford, Mapplethorpe, and Nadar, Roland Barthes presents photography as being outside the codes of language or culture, acting on the body as much as on the mind, and rendering death and loss more acutely than any other medium. This groundbreaking approach established Camera Lucida as one of the most important books of theory on the subject, along with Susan Sontag's On Photography.

Illuminations

Illuminations
Author: Liz Heron,Val Williams
Release: 2021-04-26
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 536
ISBN: 9781000324686
Language: en
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This selection of women's writings on photography proposes a new and different history, demonstrating the ways in which women's perspectives have advanced photographic criticism over 150 years, focusing it more deeply and, with the advent of feminist approaches, increasingly challenging its orthodoxies. Included in the book are Rosalind Krauss, Ingrid Sischy, Vicki Goldberg and Carol Squiers.

On Photography

On Photography
Author: Diarmuid Costello
Release: 2017-09-22
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 166
ISBN: 9781351970839
Language: en
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What is photography? Is it a source of knowledge or an art? Many have said the former because it records the world automatically, others the latter because it expresses human subjectivity. Can photography be both or must we choose? In On Photography: A Philosophical Inquiry, Diarmuid Costello examines these fascinating questions and more, drawing on images by Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott, Paul Strand, Lee Friedlander, James Welling, and Wolfgang Tillmans, among others, and the writings of Elizabeth Eastlake, Peter Henry Emerson, Edward Weston, Siegfried Kracauer, André Bazin, and Stanley Cavell. This sets the scene for the contemporary stand-off between "sceptical" and "non-sceptical" Orthodoxy in the work of Roger Scruton and Kendall Walton, and a New Theory of Photography taking its cue from László Moholy-Nagy and Patrick Maynard. Written in a clear and engaging style, On Photography is essential reading for anyone interested in the philosophy of photography, aesthetics, art, and visual studies.

Susan Sontag s On Photography

Susan Sontag s On Photography
Author: Nico Epstein
Release: 2018-02-21
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 118
ISBN: 9780429939884
Language: en
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Susan Sontag’s 1997 text, On Photography, brought photographic theory into the university classroom with its staunch defence of the medium as art and inspired a new wave of Marxist Criticism in the field. Sontag explains the way in which we are addicted to images and depend on them for knowledge of our surroundings and the problems and challenges this causes. Already an established academic figure, Sontag brought Walter Benjamin’s theories in into the academic mainstream. The book retains its relevance in the everyday world because of the applicability of its ideas to the world of digital photography.

Fifty Key Writers on Photography

Fifty Key Writers on Photography
Author: Mark Durden
Release: 2013-02-15
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781135117344
Language: en
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A clear and concise survey of some of the most significant writers on photography who have played a major part in defining and influencing our understanding of the medium. It provides a succinct overview of writing on photography from a diverse range of disciplines and perspectives and examines the shifting perception of the medium over the course of its 170 year history. Key writers discussed include: Roland Barthes Susan Sontag Jacques Derrida Henri Cartier-Bresson Geoffrey Batchen Fully cross-referenced and in an A-Z format, this is an accessible and engaging introductory guide.

A Treatise on Photography

A Treatise on Photography
Author: Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney
Release: 1897
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 374
ISBN: WISC:89057183121
Language: en
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Click You Your first book on Photography

Click You      Your first book on Photography
Author: Vishal Diwan
Release: 2022
Editor:
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Language: en
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The purpose of this book is to be the first book for all D-SLR Photography beginners all over India and beyond. You may want to pursue Photography as a hobby or you want to earn your bread with Photography, this book is for you. The intention of the author is to share knowledge about Photography in the simplest terms possible. You can pick up the learning of few years in few months. Good news for people who want to make a career in photography or make a part time income doing Photography.

Classic Essays on Photography

Classic Essays on Photography
Author: Alan Trachtenberg
Release: 1980
Editor: Leetes Island Books
Pages: 300
ISBN: UOM:39015066040174
Language: en
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Containing 30 essays that embody the history of photography, this collection includes contributions from Niepce, Daguerre, Fox, Talbot, Poe, Emerson, Hine, Stieglitz, and Weston, among others.

Photographers on Photography

Photographers on Photography
Author: Jerry C. LaPlante
Release: 1979
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 128
ISBN: UVA:X001626774
Language: en
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The Photography Book

The Photography Book
Author: Editors of Phaidon Press
Release: 2005-05-01
Editor: Phaidon Press
Pages: 512
ISBN: 0714844888
Language: en
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This is an unsurpassed collection of 500 superb images that represent the world's best photographers from the mid-19th century to today, arranged alphabetically by photographer, from pioneers such as Gustave Le Gray and Daguerre to icons such as Robert Capa, to innovative and emerging photographers around the world. Original.

Lichfield on Photography

Lichfield on Photography
Author: Patrick Lichfield
Release: 1981
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 192
ISBN: PSU:000032539257
Language: en
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Photography and the Artist s Book

Photography and the Artist s Book
Author: Theresa Wilkie,Jonathan Carson,Rosie Miller
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 347
ISBN: 1907697500
Language: en
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Providing a broad international perspective by bringing together writers from Australia, Germany, Ireland, the UK, and the U.S., this important new publication explores the issues raised by the relationship of photography with the artist's book. Among the artists whose work is explored are Francesca Woodman, Fiona Tan, Tacita Dean, and many more.

Photography Beyond Technique Essays from F295 on the Informed Use of Alternative and Historical Photographic Processes

Photography Beyond Technique  Essays from F295 on the Informed Use of Alternative and Historical Photographic Processes
Author: Tom Persinger
Release: 2014-02-24
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781317818069
Language: en
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Photography is not dying and has not died. It has been an ever-changing medium since its earliest days, and while near-obsession with the technology of the day may have defined photography over the course of its existence, photography is so much more than hardware and software. Photography is communication, whether chemical or digital, tangible or ephemeral in form. Photography Beyond Technique is a compelling selection of essays and images that reveal the thoughts and methods of some of today’s most exciting contemporary photographers. These artists employ alternative, historical, or handmade processes and techniques, and they share a comprehensive view of the medium: that the choice of photographic process is just as important as the selection of subjects. While other books concentrate solely on process, or theory, or artistic intent, none focus on photography in which these decisions are considered inseparable. These 20 essays, originally presented at the annual F295 symposium and seminar series, provide a thought-provoking read for anyone interested in photography as an art form and as a medium through which to view the world. Includes: "Looking Backward, Seeing Forward: Reframing Visual History" by Robert Hirsch "Mystery, Memory, and Narrative" by Martha Casanave "Finding Confidence: Combining Process with Purpose" by Mark Osterman "Photograph, Material, and Metaphor" by Jerry Spagnoli