1st Edition

First World War Photographers

By Jane Carmichael Copyright 1989
    160 Pages
    by Routledge

    180 Pages
    by Routledge

    The photographs of the First World War offer an extraordinary range of images, and in this book Jane Carmichael draws on her great expertise and knowledge in this area to look at how those photographs came to be taken. She examines the work of the official, press and amateur photographers, and reproduces over 100 photographs from the archive of the Imperial War Museum, one of Britain's great photographic collections. She focuses on the growing use of the photograph as a medium for the masses and as a historical document, making us aware of the operations of propaganda and journalism during the period and enhancing our appreciation of the photographic documents of the war.

    Introduction; 1: Photographic Opportunities; 1: Uncertain Beginnings; 3: Official Control; 4: Unorthodox Achievement; 5: Traditional Silence; 6: A New Participant; 7: Conclusion


    Jane Carmichael

    `There can be few better qualified than Jane Carmichael to select and present over 100 photographs ... and to write about the people who took the pictures.' - Stand To!

    `A unique and extraordinary range of images.' - Publishing News

    `... a stimulating collection of photographs from the Great War.' - The British Journal of Photography

    `One of the first studies of the propagandistic use of visual images in the conflict.' - The Scotsman