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Photography: A Critical Introduction

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Photography: A Critical Introductionwas the first introductory textbook to examine key debates in photographic theory and place them in their social and political contexts, and is now established as one of the leading textbooks in its field. Written especially for students in further and higher education and for introductory college courses, this fully revised edition provides a coherent introduction to the nature of photographic seeing. This revised and updated fourth edition includes: key concepts, biographies of major thinkers, seminal references a full glossary of terms, comprehensive bibliography and new chapter abstracts updated resource information, including guides to public archives and useful websites. Individual chapters cover: key debates in photographic theory and history documentary photography and photojournalism personal and popular photography photography and commodity culture photography and the human body photography as art photography in the age of electronic imaging. This lavishly illustrated fourth edition includes over 100 photographs and images, of huge diversity, in full colour throughout, featuring work from Bill Brandt, Susan Derges, Rineke Dijkstra, Lee Friedlander, Fran Herbello, Hannah H#xF6;ch, Karen Knorr, Dorothea Lange, Chrystal Lebas, Lee Miller, Martin Parr, Ingrid Pollard, Jacob Riis, Alexander Rodchenko, Andres Serrano and Jeff Wall.

Table of Contents

Thinking about photography: debates historically and now
Surveyors and surveyed: photography out and about
'Sweet it is to scan...': personal photographs and popular photography
Construction of illusion: photography and commodity culture
The subject as object: photography and the human body
On and beyond the white walls: the status of photography as art
Photography in the age of electronic imaging<$$$>
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