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From scientific and documentary photography to the more purely aesthetic, the camera has become a part of American culture at every level. Photography in America explores the medium from a variety of angles--portrait, landscape, photojournalism, documentary, creative digital photography, and postmodern critique of the image--in order to help students understand its impact and meaning. Organized by genres and modes, this text traces the history of a medium considered central to American culture by examining its different uses, going back to its beginnings in the mid-nineteenth century and looking forward to its future.
Miles Orvell is Professor of English and American studies at Temple University; and affiliated Professor of Art History, Tyler School of Art (Temple). He is the prize-winning author of The Real Thing: Imitation and Authenticity in American Culture, 1880-1940, which appeared in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition in 2014. He is also the author of After the Machine: Visual Arts and the Erasing of Cultural Boundaries (1995); John Vachon's America: Photographs and Letters from the Depression to World War II (2003); and The Death and Life of Main Street: Small Towns in American Memory, Space,and Community (2012). Orvell served as Editor in Chief of the Encyclopedia of American Studies Online, published by Johns Hopkins University Press, from 2004 to 2011. In 2009, he received the Bode-Pearson Prize for lifetime achievement, awarded by the American Studies Association.
Table of Contents
Each chapter ends with Key Terms and Key Names. Preface Timeline 1. Introduction: Understanding Photography Evolution of the Camera TECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT --Pinhole Photography TECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT --The Daguerreotype and Ambrotype TECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT --Wet Plate to Dry Plate Photography and the Other Arts How to Read a Photograph Writing about Photography TECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT --The Parts of a Camera I. THE NINETEENTH CENTURY 2. Presenting the Self: The Portrait TECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT --Photographic Formats The Private Portrait TECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT --Albumen and Gelatin Printing The Public Portrait The Scientific Portrait TECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT --The Mug Shot The Portrait in the Twentieth Century MOVEMENTS AND TRENDS --George Eastman and the Growth of Amateur Photography The Portrait in the Twentieth Century 3. Viewing the Landscape MOVEMENTS AND TRENDS --Approaches to Landscape Photography View Photography TECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT Panorama TECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT The Stereograph The Survey Photograph LIVES IN PHOTOGRAPHY --O'Sullivan and Jackson The Aesthetic Landscape MOVEMENTS AND TRENDS --Rephotographing the West Ansel Adams MOVEMENTS AND TRENDS --Group f.64 4. Seeing and Believing: Photography as Documentary Photography in the Civil War MOVEMENTS AND TRENDS --War Photography Photography in the Popular Press LIVES IN PHOTOGRAPHY --Eadweard Muybridge TECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT --Fine Art Printing: From Calotype to Photogravure Riis, Hine, and Social Documentary Photography MOVEMENTS AND TRENDS --Lewis Wickes Hine's Promotion of "Photography in the School" The Information Environment 5. A Photographic Art 71 Pictorialism The Photo-Secession MOVEMENTS AND TRENDS --Photo-Secession Alfred Stieglitz LIVES IN PHOTOGRAPHY Stieglitz and Camera Work MOVEMENTS AND TRENDS Cubism and Photography Paul Strand LIVES IN PHOTOGRAPHY Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) and Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) MOVEMENTS AND TRENDS 85 --Neue Sachlichkeit Modern Photography: Abstraction Versus the Object TECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT --The Cyanotype and the Photogram Edward Weston Modernism After World War II II. The Twentieth Century 6. Photography and Society Documentary in the 1930s The Farm Security Administration MOVEMENTS AND TRENDS --The Documentary Photo Book Picture Magazines LIVES IN PHOTOGRAPHY --Weegee The Family of Man Robert Frank Street Photography Exposing the Other America TECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT --Large-Format Cameras America Seen from the Outside Photographing Urban Decay: Vergara and Moore America in a Global Context 7. Photography as Life Narrative The Autobiographical Mode: Family Albums LIVES IN PHOTOGRAPHY --Novak's Collected Visions, a Global Family Album Transforming the Family Snapshot Expanding the Self-Portrait TECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT --Photo Booth MOVEMENTS AND TRENDS --Mapplethorpe and the Culture Wars Letting the Subject Speak Defining Communities MOVEMENTS AND TRENDS --Motorcycles and the Open Road Diane Arbus Nan Goldin and Catherine Opie 8. African Americans and Photography Beginnings The Universal Exposition in Paris in 1900 Photography in the Harlem Renaissance The 1930s and 1940s MOVEMENTS AND TRENDS --Richard Wright's 12 Million Black Voices Photography and Civil Rights DeCarava and Kamoinge Contemporary Black Photographers MOVEMENTS AND TRENDS --Kamoinge III. Contemporary Photography 9. Contemporary Landscape Photography The Sublime Tradition Conceptual Landscapes The Man-Altered Landscape MOVEMENTS AND TRENDS --The New Topographics Aerial Photography: The Man-Altered Landscape Seen from the Air TECHNIQUES, FORMAT, AND EQUIPMENT --Aerial Photography The Landscape of Destruction 10. Bearing Witness Iconic Images War Photography TECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT --The Leica Camera/35 mm Format Vietnam MOVEMENTS AND TRENDS --Magnum Photos MOVEMENTS AND TRENDS --The Vietnam War and American Culture Documenting the Unthinkable The Iraqi Wars Atomic Photography Natural Disasters 11. Photography and the Image World Photography and Consumer Culture TECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT --Industrial Photography Celebrity Fame and Infamy TECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT --Clandestine Photography The Postmodern World of Images Media Imagery as Found Art TECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT --Appropriating Images Contemporary Photography and the Archive 12. Photographing Fictions A. D. Coleman: Revising the History of Photography MOVEMENTS AND TRENDS --Photographing Ghosts and Spirits Early Creative Photography Duane Michals MOVEMENTS AND TRENDS --Surrealism and Contemporary Photography Joel-Peter Witkin and Andres Serrano Cindy Sherman Constructing Scenes, Fabricating Images Gregory Crewdson and Jeff Wall 13. Conclusion: Digital Truth TECHNIQUES, FORMATS, AND EQUIPMENT Digital Cameras Biographies Glossary Museums and Websites Index