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1st Edition

By Stephen Bull


256 pages

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pub: 2009-12-09
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Photography explores the photograph in the twenty-first century and its importance as a media form. Stephen Bull considers our media-saturated society and the place of photography in everyday life, introducing the theories used to analyse photographs and exploring the impact of digital technology.

The text is split into short, accessible chapters on the broad themes central to the study and analysis of photography, and key issues are explained and applied to visual examples in each chapter.

Topics covered include:

  • the identity of photography
  • the meanings of photographs
  • photography for sale
  • snapshots
  • the photograph as document
  • photography as art
  • photographs in fashion
  • photography and celebrity.

Photography is an up-to-date, clear and comprehensive introduction to debates about photography now and is particularly useful to media, photography and visual culture students.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Photography Now 2. The Identity of Photography 3. The Meanings of Photographs 4. Photography For Sale 5. Snapshots 6. The Photograph as Document 7. Photographs as Art 8. Photographs in Fashion 9. Photography and Celebrity 12. Conclusion: After Photography?

About the Author

Stephen Bull is a writer, lecturer and artist. He is Course Leader for BA (Hons) Photography at the University of the Creative Arts, Farnham. He has written articles for Creative Camera, Photoworks and Source and contributed chapters to books such as The Media: An Introduction and Joachim Schmid: Photoworks 1982-2007.

About the Series

Routledge Introductions to Media and Communications

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies