Art Photography: A Critical Introduction

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Photography: A Critical Introduction

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9780415307048: Photography: A Critical Introduction

This seminal text for photography students identifies key debates in photographic theory, stimulates discussion and evaluation of the critical use of photographic images and ways of seeing. This new edition retains the thematic structure and text features of its predecessors but also expands coverage on photojournalism, digital imaging techniques, race and colonialism. The content is updated with additional international and contemporary examples and images throughout and the inclusion of colour photos. Features of this new edition include:

*Key concepts and short biographies of major thinkers
*Updated international and contemporary case studies and examples
*A full glossary of terms, a comprehensive bibliography
*Resource information, including guides to public archives and useful websites

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Liz Wells is a Principal Lecturer in Media Arts in the Faculty of Arts and Education, University of Plymouth. She is editor of The Photography Reader (2002), published by Routledge.

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"A brilliantly designed book. It provides a much-needed conceptual perspective, so lacking in other histories of photography, and with the new material on photojournalism is even stronger."
-Ulrich Keller, University of California at Santa Barbara
"'The new edition changes are extremely timely and will enhance its usefulness as a textbook and teaching resource. Chapter introductions have been expanded, and in many cases given a broader and more sophisticated intellectual content. Recent developments in the field of photographic practice and theory are explored and the implications followed through in relation to the whole text... The international perspective underpinning the text has been broadened ... the expanded glossary provides and extremely useful resource in this complex interdisciplinary field.'
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-Joanna Lowry, Reader in Visual Theory/Media Arts, Kent Institute of Art and Design.

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