Photography: Theory

  • The Photography Cultures Reader: Representation, Agency and Identity book cover

    The Photography Cultures Reader

    Representation, Agency and Identity

    Edited by Liz Wells

    The Photography History and Theory Reader is a comprehensive introduction to the history of photography; its production; and its uses and effects. Including writings by early photographers such as Fox Talbot, Daguerre, Cameron, Stieglitz, Niepce and Weston, as well as key thinkers like Roland…

    Paperback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge

  • The Focal Press Companion to the Constructed Image in Contemporary Photography book cover

    The Focal Press Companion to the Constructed Image in Contemporary Photography

    Edited by Marni Shindelman, Anne Leighton Massoni

    This compendium examines the choices, construction, inclusions and exemptions, and expanded practices involved in the process of creating a photograph. Focusing on work created in the past twenty-five years, this volume is divided into sections that address a separate means of creating photographs…

    Hardback – 2018-03-30 
    Focal Press

  • The Routledge Companion to Photography and Visual Culture book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Photography and Visual Culture

    Edited by Moritz Neumüller

    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 written by experts and scholars from across the globe, this book examines the medium’s history, its central issues and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Art History and Visual Studies Companions

  • Lenscratch - Contemporary Themes in Photography: 30 Profiles of Artists Photographing [Two Themes TBD], Book 2 book cover

    Lenscratch - Contemporary Themes in Photography

    30 Profiles of Artists Photographing [Two Themes TBD], Book 2

    By Greer Muldowney

    This book is the first of its kind to bring together and showcase contemporary photographers’ bodies of work, moving beyond the survey approach so often seen in photography today. Curated by Aline Smithson of the groundbreaking fine art photography blog Lenscratch, this book explores theme-based…

    Paperback – 2018-03-01 
    Focal Press

  • Photography: The Unfettered Image book cover

    Photography

    The Unfettered Image

    By Michelle Henning

    We live in a time in which photographs have become extraordinarily mobile. By being digitally networked, they can be exchanged and circulated at the swipe of a finger across a screen. Images on screens are constantly refreshed, photo and video are frequently indistinguishable. The digital…

    Paperback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge
    Directions in Cultural History

  • New Dimensions in Photo Processes: A Step-by-Step Manual for Alternative Techniques book cover

    New Dimensions in Photo Processes

    A Step-by-Step Manual for Alternative Techniques, 5th Edition

    By Laura Blacklow

    New Dimensions in Photo Processes invites artists in all visual media to discover contemporary approaches to historical techniques. Painters, printmakers, and photographers alike will find value in this practical book, as these processes require little to no knowledge of photography, digital means,…

    Paperback – 2018-02-15 
    Focal Press
    Alternative Process Photography

  • Visual Ethics: A Guide for Photographers, Journalists, and Filmmakers book cover

    Visual Ethics

    A Guide for Photographers, Journalists, and Filmmakers

    By Paul Martin Lester

    Visual Ethics addresses the need for critical thinking and ethical behaviour among professionals responsible for visual messages in photography and photojournalism, film, and digital media. From the author of Photojournalism: An Ethical Approach, published more than 20 years ago, this book goes…

    Paperback – 2018-01-26 
    Focal Press

  • The Photographer's Eye Digitally Remastered 10th Anniversary Edition: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos book cover

    The Photographer's Eye Digitally Remastered 10th Anniversary Edition

    Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos

    By Michael Freeman

    Design is the single most important factor in creating a successful photograph. The ability to see the potential for a strong picture, then to organise the graphic elements into an effective, compelling composition has always been one of the critical skills in making photographs. Since its first…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15 
    Focal Press

  • The Pioneering Photographic Work of Hercule Florence book cover

    The Pioneering Photographic Work of Hercule Florence

    By Boris Kossoy

    This book delivers an in-depth analysis of Hercule Florence, who is virtually unknown despite being among the world’s photographic pioneers. Based on the texts of various manuscripts, letters, diaries, notes, and advertisements, this book answers numerous questions surrounding Florence’s work,…

    Hardback – 2017-12-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge History of Photography

  • Perception and Imaging: Photography as a Way of Seeing book cover

    Perception and Imaging

    Photography as a Way of Seeing, 5th Edition

    By Richard D. Zakia, John Suler

    When you look at an image, what do you see, think, and feel? How do you want your audience to react when they view your work? For over 30 years the late Richard Zakia helped photographers enrich their creative vision through his classic book, Perception and Imaging. Now he is joined by co-author…

    Paperback – 2017-11-06
    Focal Press

  • Photographic Possibilities: The Expressive Use of Concepts, Ideas, Materials, and Processes book cover

    Photographic Possibilities

    The Expressive Use of Concepts, Ideas, Materials, and Processes, 4th Edition

    By Robert Hirsch

    The long-awaited new edition of this seminal text features clear, reliable, step-by-step instructions on innovative alternative and traditional photographic processes. Over and above a full update and revision of the technical data, there are new sections on digital negative making,…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26
    Focal Press

  • On Photography: A Philosophical Inquiry book cover

    On Photography

    A Philosophical Inquiry

    By Diarmuid Costello

    What is photography? Is it a source of knowledge or an art? Many have said the former because it records the world automatically, others the latter because it expresses human subjectivity. Can photography be both or must we choose? In On Photography: A Philosophical Inquiry, Diarmuid Costello…

    Paperback – 2017-09-25
    Routledge

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