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A Companion to Photography

Bull, Stephen (Herausgeber)


1. Auflage März 2020
568 Seiten, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-4051-9584-3
John Wiley & Sons

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The study of photography has never been more important. A look at today's digital world reveals that a greater number of photographs are being taken each day than at any other moment in history. Countless photographs are disseminated instantly online and more and more photographic images are earning prominent positions-and garnering record prices-in the rarefied realm of top art galleries.

Reflecting this dramatic increase in all things photographic, A Companion to Photography presents a comprehensive collection of original essays that explore a variety of key areas of current debate around the state of photography in the twenty-first century. Essays are grouped and organized in themed sections-including photographic interpretation, markets, popular photography, documents, and fine art-and provide comprehensive coverage of the subject. Representing a diversity of approaches, essays are written by both established and emerging photographers and scholars, as well as various experts in their respective areas.

A Companion to Photography offers scholars and professional photographers alike an essential and up-to-date resource that brings the study of contemporary photography into clear focus.

List of Figures

Notes on Contributors


1 Introduction: Photography in the 21st Century
Stephen Bull

Part I: Themes

2 Histories
Sabine T Kriebel

3 Locating Photography
Christopher Pinney

4 The Participation of Time in Photography
Anthony Luvera

5 Photographic Acts and Arts of Memory
Martha Langford

6 The Indexical Imagination
David Bate

7 The Thingness of Photographs
Elizabeth Edwards

8 Beyond Representation? The Database-Driven Image and the Non-Human Spectator
Katrina Sluis

Part II: Interpretation

9 Semiotics
Paul Cobley and David Machin

10 A Culture of Text
Matthew Lindsey

11 Psychoanalysis and Photography: Mary Kelly and Cindy Sherman
Kathy Kubicki

12 Reviewing the Gaze
Roberta McGrath

Part III: Markets

13 Marketing Photography: Selling Popular Photography on the British High Street
Annebella Pollen

14 Advertising Photography: Rhetoric and Representation
Malcolm Barnard

15 Fashion's Image: The Complex World of the Fashion Photograph
Karen de Perthuis

16 Value Systems in Photography
Francis Hodgson

Part IV: Popular Photography

17 Snapshot Photography: History, Theory, Practice, and Aesthetics
Catherine Zuromskis

18 Mobile Photography
Rachel Gillies

19 Famous for a Fifteenth of a Second: Andy Warhol, Celebrity and Fan Photography
Stephen Bull

20 Boring Pictures: Photography as Art of the Everyday
Clare Gallagher

Part V: Documents

21 'Things as They Are': The Problematic Possibilities of Documentary
Ian Walker

22 Citizens' Photojournalism: History's New First Draft
David Brittain

23 Seeing Isn't Believing: On the Irrelevance of Looking in the Age of Operational Images
Edward Dowsett

24 Travel Books, Photography and National Identity
Val Williams

Part VI: Art

25 Photography's Conflicting Modernisms and Modernities
Sarah E James

26 Spectacle and Anti-Spectacle: American Art Photography and Consumer Culture
David Campbell and Mark Durden

27 What Can Photography Do? Considerations on Photography's Potential as Contemporary Art
Hilde van Gelder

28 Practicing Desires: Authorship in Contemporary Photographic Art
Fergus Heron

STEPHEN BULL is a writer and Senior Lecturer in Photography at the University of Brighton. He is the author of Photography (2010) and Photography and Celebrity (2021, forthcoming) and since 1995 has been a regular contributor to books, conferences, and journals including Source: The Photographic Review. He has exhibited as an artist at venues such as Tate Britain and the Pingyao International Photography Festival, and has published photobooks including Meeting Hazel Stokes (2006). He has run courses at Tate Modern and is the host of the Photoworks talks series, Desert Island Pics.

S. Bull, University of Portsmouth