1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Photography and Visual Culture

Edited By Moritz Neumüller Copyright 2018
    414 Pages
    by Routledge

    446 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

     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


    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.