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1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Photography and Visual Culture

Edited By

Moritz Neumüller

ISBN 9781138667396
Published April 23, 2018 by Routledge
446 Pages

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Book Description

The Routledge Companion to Photography and Visual Culture is a seminal reference source for the ever-changing field of photography.

Comprising an impressive range of essays and interviews by experts and scholars from across the globe, this book examines the medium’s history, its central issues and emerging trends, and its much-discussed future. The collected essays and interviews explore the current debates surrounding the photograph as object, art, document, propaganda, truth, selling tool, and universal language; the perception of photography archives as burdens, rather than treasures; the continual technological development reshaping the field; photography as a tool of representation and control, and more.

One of the most comprehensive volumes of its kind, this companion is essential reading for photographers and historians alike.

Table of Contents

 Foreword: Unencompassable Photography


  1. Images, Photographs and Visual Culture
    1. Chapter Introduction
    2. Moritz Neumüller

    3. How to Do Things with Photographs:Towards a
    4. Praxeology of Photography

      Bernd Stiegler

    5. The Photograph as Object
    6. Alison Nordström in Conversation with Moritz Neumüller

    7. Photography and/as Art
    8. Charlotte Cotton in Conversation with Moritz Neumüller

    9. Photography, Visual Culture, and the (Re)Definition of
    10. the Male Gaze

      David N. Martin, Suzanne Szucs, and James W. Koschoreck

    11. Unqueer, Lesbian,Trans: Shifting Gazes in Photography
    12. and Visual Culture Today

      David N. Martin, James W. Koschoreck, and Suzanne Szucs

    13. The Selfie: More and Less than a Self-Portrait
    14. Alise Tifentale

    15. Case Study: Migrant Mother. Race and Gender in
    16. the Making of a Photographic Icon

      Lisa Richman

    17. Documentary Architecture and the History of "Before

    and After" Photography

    Ines Weizman

  2. Territories
    1. Chapter Introduction
    2. Moritz Neumüller

    3. Other World Histories of Photography: The First
    4. Century of Photography in Asia

      Gael Newton

    5. Photographing the Mexican Revolution: A Case Study
    6. of Genre and Functions

      John Mraz

    7. Either We Destroy Everything or We Save Everything
    8. Timothy Prus and Marcelo Brodsky in Conversation with Moritz Neumüller

    9. Case Study:The Image of Perestroika. Russian Photography and Visual Culture in the 1980s and 1990s
    10. Irina Chmyreva

    11. The Representation of Landscape in Contemporary Chinese Photography

    Yining He

  3. Useful Photography
    1. Chapter Introduction
    2. Moritz Neumüller

    3. Photography Goes to War
    4. Rita Leistner

    5. The Advertisement Industry is based on Fear
    6. Erik Kessels in Conversation with Olivia Estalayo

    7. A Farewell to the Family Album? (and Case Study on
    8. the Cultural History of Wedding Photography)

      Mette Sandbye

    9. Architectural Photography: A Medium as a Form
    10. of Useful Interpretation

      Rolf Sachsse

    11. Case Study on the Photo Booth: Proof, Appropriation,
    12. Identity

      Érika Goyarrola

    13. Art and Activism

    Swaantje Güntzel and Chris Jordan in Conversation with Moritz Neumüller

  4. Redefining the Photographic Medium
    1. Chapter Introduction
    2. Moritz Neumüller

    3. Research-Based Documentary Projects
    4. Stephen Chalmers

    5. The Still and the Moving Image
    6. Alexander Streitberger

    7. Staged Photography
    8. Lars Blunck

    9. Image–Text Intersections
    10. Federica Chiocchetti in Conversation with Nina Strand

    11. Tactile Photography
    12. Moritz Neumüller and Andreas Reichinger

    13. Photography at the Borderline

    Roger Ballen

  5. Rights and Markets for Photography
    1. Chapter Introduction
    2. Moritz Neumüller

    3. The Contemporary Art Market
    4. Alexander Rotter in Conversation with Moritz Neumüller

    5. The Market for Photography
    6. Simone Klein in Conversation with Moritz Neumüller

    7. Collecting Photography
    8. Pavel V. Khoroshilov and Anastasia Khoroshilova in Conversation with Moritz Neumüller

    9. Copyright and the Art Market: Strategies of Control

    and Shortage

    Wolfgang Ullrich

  6. Dissemination and Education
    1. Chapter Introduction
    2. Moritz Neumüller

    3. The Photographic Display: A Short History
    4. Alessandra Mauro

    5. The Revised History of the Photobook
    6. Gerry Badger and Martin Parr in Conversation with Moritz Neumüller

    7. Case Study on Shoji Yamagishi, Editor of the Japanese
    8. Photography Magazine Camera Mainichi

      Susumu Shimonishi

    9. Case Study: Cuadernos de la Kursala
    10. Jesús Micó

    11. Photography Theories and Photography Education:
    12. In Historical Perspective

      Peter Smith

    13. Photographic Education:The Case for Visual Literacy
    14. in the Twenty-First Century

      Michelle Bogre

    15. Case Study in Online Learning: Learning to Look Critically with The Museum of Modern Art’s Seeing through Photographs

    Sara Bodinson and Sarah Meister

  7. Outlook
    1. Chapter Introduction
    2. Moritz Neumüller

    3. Kick-off Images
    4. Annekathrin Kohout

    5. Shopping for God (and the Indecisive Moment)
    6. Robert Cook

    7. Case Study: LensCulture
    8. Jim Casper in Conversation with Moritz Neumüller

    9. Homo Photographicus
    10. Joan Fontcuberta

    11. Post-Post-Photography

Friedrich Tietjen

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Moritz Neumüller is a curator, educator and writer in the field of Photography and New Media. He has worked for institutions such as MoMA New York, La Fábrica Madrid and PhotoIreland Festival in Dublin. He is the academic director of the Photography Department of IED Madrid, and runs a postgraduate course for the IDEP school in Barcelona. He is a regular contributor to European Photography Magazine (Berlin) and Photoresearcher (Vienna), and has curated exhibitions on artists such as Bernd and Hilla Becher, Yamamoto Masao, Cristina de Middel, Stephen Gill, Gabriel Orozco, Martin Parr, Chris Jordan, and Erik Kessels. Since 2010, he has run The Curator Ship, an online resource for visual artists. Recent curatorial projects include the Daegu Biennial 2014 (Korea), the Photobook Week Aarhus (Denmark), and the exhibition Photobook Phenomenon for the CCCB center in Barcelona.