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Picture of Photography Against the Grain: Essays and Photo Works, 1973–1983

Publisher;s Description

Long out of print, this seminal collection of essays and photographs are by artist, theorist and filmmaker, Allan Sekula. Originally published by the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1984, in these essays and images Sekula sought to portray the inextricable bond between labour and material culture, drawing deeply on Marxist theory to argue passionately for a collective model of progress. Sekula taught at California Institute of Arts (CalArts) from 1985 until his death in 2013, and from that insider's position he critiqued photography and the circumstances of its production and consumption, exposing what the medium failed to represent – women, labourers, minorities and the institutional structures that reinforce cultural biases.


Publisher: MACK

Size: 215 x 277 mm

250 pages

70,000 words

Allan Sekula
Long out of print, this seminal collection of essays and photographs are by artist, theorist and filmmaker, Allan Sekula.
£27.00

Picture of Another Way of Telling

Publisher's Description

In one of the most eloquent accounts of photography ever devised (originally published in 1982 and unavailable for many years), the writer John Berger and the photographer Jean Mohr set out to understand the fundamental nature of photography and how it makes its impact. 

Asking a range of questions – What is a photograph? What do photographs mean? How can they be used? – they give their answers in terms of a photograph as 'a meeting place where the interests of the photographer, the photographed, the viewer and those who are using the photography are often contradictory'. From these beginnings they develop a theory of photography that has at its centre the form's essential ambiguity, arguing that photography is totally unlike a film and has nothing to do with reportage. Rather, it constitutes 'another way of telling'.

The unique combination of critic and photographer results in a work that moves beyond the landmarks established by Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes and Susan Sontag to establish a new theory of photography.

This unique combination of words and pictures includes 230 photographs by Jean Mohr.

See here to browse the text and images (though note that this is copied from an earlier edition). Publisher: Bloomsbury

Size:198 x 153 mm

304 pages


John Berger and Jean Mohr
In one of the most eloquent accounts of photography ever devised (originally published in 1982 and unavailable for many years), the writer John Berger and the photographer Jean Mohr set out to understand the fundamental nature of photography and how it makes its impact.
£22.50

Picture of Post-Photographic Condition, The

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Publisher's Description

For its 14th edition, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal has produced a major reference book, edited by Joan Fontcuberta and illustrated with the works of the 29 artists exhibited in this international biennial of the contemporary image.

Leading experts in the field critically investigate the post-photographic condition, exploring communication and transmission of data in cyberspace, the boundaries of virtual reality, as well as the Internet as a new public space in which the proliferation of images reflect and shape the world.
This publication challenges us to re-examine what photography is today.

Publisher: Kerber Verlag

Size: 254 x 216 mm

232 pages

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal
For its 14th edition, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal has produced a major reference book, edited by Joan Fontcuberta and illustrated with the works of the 29 artists exhibited in this international biennial of the contemporary image.
£29.25

Picture of Luigi Ghirri: The Complete Essays 1973–1991

Publisher's Description

Luigi Ghirri (1942–1992) started writing about photography from the moment he became a photographer: for his own publications, for Italian magazines and newspapers, as well as private reflections committed to paper, where his thoughts might settle and then depart in new directions.

Published for the first time in English, The Complete Essays, 1973–1991 comprises sixty-eight texts, mostly only one or two pages long. The exercise of writing always accompanied Ghirri’s photographic practice, and he approached the same subjects at the core of his photographs, only distilled through a different medium – themes of identity, time, memory, vision, representation, and sense of place. At the same time, as a voracious reader with a particular taste for the eclectic, Ghirri also reaches outwards from his own practice, as he considers the work of Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Walker Evans, William Eggleston, Robert Adams and John Gossage, weaving in references to musicians, writers and painters alike. As themes and ideas overlap, the compilation of texts create a sort of dialectic chamber of curiosities that includes Gulliver, Van Gogh’s yellow house, Aldo Rossi’s pale pink and blue architecture, Cézanne, Morandi’s studio, Mallarmé, the fireworks above Trani Cathedral and the multicoloured lights on Ponza, neo-realist films, Blade Runner, lots of music (Bob Dylan, Lucio Dalla, Prince, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis), Francis Bacon, Schopenhauer, McLuhan’s global village, Pessoa, poetry. Together, the essays offer an unintentional yet comprehensive treatise on the history and theory of photography, and above all, they constitute a special form of autobiography.

Born in Scandiano in 1942, Luigi Ghirri spent his working life in the Emilia Romagna region, where he produced one of the most open and layered bodies of work in the history of photography. He was published and exhibited extensively both in Italy and internationally and was at the height of his career at the time of his death in 1992. His first book, Kodachrome (1978), an avant-garde manifesto for the medium of photography and a landmark in his own remarkable oeuvre, was re-published by MACK in 2012.

Publisher: Mack

Size: 140 x 228 mm

240 pages, 50 colour plates

65,000 words

Luigi Ghirri
Published for the first time in English, The Complete Essays, 1973–1991 comprises sixty-eight texts, mostly only one or two pages long.
£13.50

Picture of Mary Ellen Mark on the Portrait and the Moment

Publisher's description

Mary Ellen Mark died on May 25, 2015. Shortly before her death, she completed all the work on what would sadly become the last two books conceived and realized by her: Tiny: Streetwise Revisited and Mary Ellen Mark on the Portrait and the Moment as featured here. Both books were printed just before she died.


In The Photography Workshop Series, Aperture Foundation works with the world’s top photographers to distill their creative approaches, teachings, and insights on photography— offering the workshop experience in a book. Our goal is to inspire photographers of all levels who wish to improve their work, as well as readers interested in deepening their understanding of the art of photography. Each volume is introduced by a well-known student of the featured photographer.


In this book, Mary Ellen Mark—well-known for her pictures' emotional power, be they of people or animals—offers her insight on observing the world and capturing dramatic moments that reveal more than the reality at hand. Through words and pictures, she shares her own creative process and discusses a wide range of issues, from gaining the trust of the subject and taking pictures that are controlled but unforced, to organizing the frame so that every part contributes toward telling the story.

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 7 1/2 x 10"

128 pages, 70 duotone images

Mary Ellen Mark
Mary Ellen Mark died on May 25, 2015. Shortly before her death, she completed all the work on what would sadly become the last two books conceived and realized by her: Tiny: Streetwise Revisited and Mary Ellen Mark on the Portrait and the Moment as featured here.
£19.95

Picture of Photographs, Museums, Collections Between Art and Information

Publisher's Description

The status of photographs in the history of museum collections is a complex one. From its very beginnings the double capacity of photography - as a tool for making a visual record on the one hand and an aesthetic form in its own right on the other - has created tensions about its place in the hierarchy of museum objects. While major collections of 'art' photography have grown in status and visibility, photographs not designated 'art' are often invisible in museums. Yet almost every museum has photographs as part of its ecosystem, gathered as information, corroboration or documentation, shaping the understanding of other classes of objects, and many of these collections remain uncatalogued and their significance unrecognised.

This volume presents a series of case studies on the historical collecting and usage of photographs in museums. Using critically informed empirical investigation, it explores substantive and historiographical questions such as what is the historical patterning in the way photographs have been produced, collected and retained by museums? How do categories of the aesthetic and evidential shape the history of collecting photographs? What has been the work of photographs in museums? What does an understanding of photograph collections add to our understanding of collections history more broadly? What are the methodological demands of research on photograph collections?

The case studies cover a wide range of museums and collection types, from art galleries to maritime museums, national collections to local history museums, and international perspectives including Cuba, France, Germany, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK. Together they offer a fascinating insight into both the history of collections and collecting, and into the practices and poetics of archives across a range of disciplines, including the history of science, museum studies, archaeology and anthropology.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Size: 234 x 156 mm

304 pages, 20 colour and 52 black & white illustrations

Editor(s): Elizabeth Edwards, Christopher Mort
This volume presents a series of case studies on the historical collecting and usage of photographs in museums. Using critically informed empirical investigation, it explores substantive and historiographical questions such as what is the historical patterning in the way photographs have been produced, collected and retained by museums?
£17.99

Picture of Exploring Color Photography From Film to Pixels (6th Edition)

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Publisher's Description

Robert Hirsch’s Exploring Color Photography is the thinking photographer’s guide to color imagemaking. Now in its sixth edition, this pioneering text clearly and concisely instructs students and intermediate photographers in the fundamental aesthetic and technical building blocks needed to create thought-provoking digital and analog color photographs. Taking both a conceptual and pragmatic approach, the book avoids getting bogged down in complex, ever-changing technological matters, allowing it to stay fresh and engaging.

Known as the Bible of Color Photography, its stimulating assignments encourage students to be adventurous and to take responsibility for learning and working independently. The emphasis on design and postmodern theoretical concepts stresses the thought process behind the creation of intriguing images. It’s extensive and inspiring collection of images and accompanying captions allow makers to provide insight into how photographic methodology was utilized to visualize and communicate their objectives.

The text continues to deliver inspiring leadership in the field of color photography with the latest accurate information, ideas, commentary, history, a diverse collection of contemporary images, and expanded cellphone photography coverage.
A "Problem Solving and Writing" chapter offers methods and exercises that help one learn to be a visual problem solver and to discuss and write succinctly about the concepts at the foundation of one’s work.

Exploringcolorphotography.com, the companion website, has been revamped and updated to feature more student and teacher resources, including a new web-based timeline: As It Happened: A Chronological History of Color Photography.

Publisher: Focal Press

388 pages

Robert Hirsch
Robert Hirsch’s Exploring Color Photography is the thinking photographer’s guide to color imagemaking.
£34.19

Picture of Teaching Photography: Tools for the Imaging Educator (2nd Edition)

Publisher's Description

The photographic community is rife with talented and creative practitioners and artists. But making great photographs does not always translate into an ability to teach effectively. This new edition of Teaching Photography approaches photographic education from a point of view that stresses the how and why of the education. It includes the resources that will inspire new and seasoned teachers to help students expand their technical and aesthetic abilities and techniques, as well as their visual literacy and the way photography fits into the wider world. Fully updated to include the online/hybrid classroom environment, collaborative learning, rubrics, and using digital technology, plus techniques for inspiring conversations and critiques.

Publisher: Focal Press

336 pages

Glenn Rand, Jane Alden Stevens, Garin Horner
This new edition of Teaching Photography approaches photographic education from a point of view that stresses the how and why of the education.
£28.79

Picture of Conversations

Publisher's Description

Since 2008, Rémi Coignet has pursued engagements with those artists that inspire him, and for whom the photobook is an essential form in their work. In this book, a selection of more than 20 photographers, publishers and curators reread their respective work, and reveal their intentions in the process. It is Coignet’s hope that from these interviews a geography of contemporary photography will emerge. With photobooks and the series that artists tend to conceive as a foundation to conversation, he approaches Irène Attinger, Lewis Baltz, JH Engström, Ethan Levitas, Daido Moriyama, Lesley A. Martin, Anders Petersen, Paul Graham, Raphaël Dallaporta and many others.

Publisher: Idea Books

Size: 130 x 200 mm

246 pages, no illustrations

Rémi Coignet
In this book, a selection of more than 20 photographers, publishers and curators reread their respective work, and reveal their intentions in the process.
£20.50

Picture of Perspectives on Place: Theory and Practice in Landscape Photography

Publisher's Description

Creative Landscape Photography accessibly navigates the history of this rich and diverse genre and looks critically at how contemporary practitioners continue to find new and innovative ways of engaging with the landscape and their surroundings. Practical issues are addressed, such as effective composition and managing challenging lighting conditions. However, this book bridges theory and practice by demonstrating how particular visual approaches have been adopted by photographers and artists to facilitate the communication of ideas and themes, as well as more abstract concepts. 

Writer, educator and professional photographer Jesse Alexander provides an inspiring and challenging insight into the territory of contemporary landscape photography, which will help foundation level and undergraduate students to improve the visual qualities of their landscape images as well as develop their understanding of how to represent the landscape more meaningfully. 
 
This book is aimed for students as well as enthusiasts that have already acquired a basic understanding of camera controls and photographic materials, and who wish to explore the specific territory of landscape practice for the first time and who might wish to challenge themselves to create imagery with greater intellectual meaning. 
Fundamental practical elements will be addressed (exposure, depth-of-field etc.) although this will be within the context of landscape practice, and aimed at developing the reader's knowledge and refining technical ability to apply to their own photographic work with greater confidence. The book will be illustrated with up to 200 colour photographs that will serve as technical illustrations; as points to enlighten particular concepts and ideas; as examples of the diversity of the genre as explored by historic photographers, contemporary artists, commercial and documentary photographers; and as sources of creative inspiration. Some images will be drawn from relevant libraries and archives and introduce readers to the canon of the genre, and others will be acquired directly from contemporary practitioners, including a small selection of the author's work. 

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Size: 270 x 210 mm

192 pages, 200 illustrations

J.A.P. Alexander
Writer, educator and professional photographer Jesse Alexander provides an inspiring and challenging insight into the territory of contemporary landscape photography, which will help foundation level and undergraduate students to improve the visual qualities of their landscape images as well as develop their understanding of how to represent the landscape more meaningfully.
£34.19

Picture of Looking at Images

Publisher's Description

A deeper look at 120 selected photographs published in LensWork and LensWork Extended

  • Short, thought-provoking discussions about photography and the creative process
  • Encompassing aspects of image content, context, composition, and artmaking
  • Improve your photography and deepen your aesthetic eye by learning to see, feel, understand, think, and speak about images.
  • A dynamic teaching tool and study aid — including expanded Table of Contents and 4-page detailed Index
  • State-of-the-art, museum-book quality duotone printing

Brooks Jensen’s in-depth commentaries are not critiques, but instead discuss aspects of photography through image content, context, and composition. Looking at Images is a study aid — an engaging look at images as a platform to think about photography and the creative process. The intent is to provide photographers with tools to help them think about their own creative work. For the first time, these commentaries are available in book form!

Includes color images as well as black-and-white!

Publisher: Lenswork

Size: 9 x 8” 

264 Pages



Brooks Jensen
A deeper look at 120 selected photographs published in LensWork and LensWork Extended
£30.95

Picture of Imprint: Visual Narratives in Books and Beyond

Publisher's Description

In times when cameras are ubiquitous and the general public is experimenting with the narrative possibilities of photography more than ever before, a survey of the current status and potential of the photobook is highly relevant. Not only does the photobook constitute an alternative means of display to gallery exhibitions, the book format also challenges photography’s instantaneousness, and allows for an exploration of the photographic language. Books have been seminal in the distribution of avant-garde conceptual photography, as well as social documentary and political statements. But what is the status of the photobook today? Is it primarily a mainstream medium, a collector’s item, or a platform for artistic experiments? Imprint is a collection of essays that delve into current practices and address the phenomenological, technological, and aesthetical possibilities for communicating through photobooks, both printed and digital.

Contributors
Gerry Badger
David Bate
Bettina Lockemann
Michael Mack

Publisher: Art and Theory Publishing

224 pages, 60 illustrations

Gerry Badger David Bate Bettina Lockemann Michael Mack
Imprint is a collection of essays that delve into current practices and address the phenomenological, technological, and aesthetical possibilities for communicating through photobooks, both printed and digital.
£21.50

Picture of Genius of Photography

Publisher's Description

The Genius of Photography sets out to explore – through some of the key events, personalities and images that have marked the development of the medium – what the essence of the part-art, part-science is. Six short chapters set the evolution of photography in its social context, but at the heart of the book is a quest to understand what makes a truly great photograph. And the twenty or so iconic images chosen to illustrate each chapter are examined and explained in essays that place them within the many unfolding stories of photography while illuminating the underlying issues the book addresses. Can we ‘believe’ what a photograph shows us? Why is a photograph more than the sum of its subject-matter? How does the photographer deal with history? Why is photography the melancholy art?

Provocative and enlightening by turns, Gerry Badger’s critical perspective and keen aesthetic sense will make this a landmark book for anyone who wants to know more about one of the most important artforms of the twenty-first century. The Genius of Photography was originally published to tie-in with a BBC series, produced by Wall to Wall Media'.

Publisher: Quadrille

Size: 225 x 290 mm

256 pages, over 120 illustrations

Gerry Badger
Provocative and enlightening by turns, Gerry Badger’s critical perspective and keen aesthetic sense will make this a landmark book for anyone who wants to know more about one of the most important artforms of the twenty-first century.
£15.29

Picture of Pandora's Camera

Publisher's Description

This book is the first English translation of a renowned collection of essays by Joan Fontcuberta, in which he considers the technological shift that photography has undergone in recent years. The medium finds itself torn between loss and hope, between the disappearance of the silver gelatin photograph and the possibilities of the digital medium. Fontcuberta uses the motif of Pandora’s box to conceptualise the capricious nature of photography, its fickle relationship to truth – employing the Greek myth concerning a large jar containing myriad forms of human unhappiness, or blessings, depending on the version you read. As Pandora’s camera, digital technology spells calamity to some and liberation to others; it is blamed for irretrievably discrediting veracity, but at the same time it introduces a new degree of truth.

In his signature ironic style and playful tone, Fontcuberta examines the new principles that have arisen within the digital ecosystem, in jocular essays such as ‘I Knew the Spice Girls’ or 'The Mystery of the Missing Nipple'. His critical reflections and poetic evocations are inspired by the hope that still remains in the notion of a postmodern Pandora’s camera – one that might not only describe our environment, but also bring transparency to it.

Publisher: Mack Books

Size: 150 x 228 mm

192 pages

Joan Fontcuberta
This book is the first English translation of a renowned collection of essays by Joan Fontcuberta, in which he considers the technological shift that photography has undergone in recent years.
£13.50

Picture of Screendump 2: on the appropriation of photos found online

Publisher's Description

The Screendump project is an ongoing investigation and exploration of photography in the virtual world. In Screendump #1 (2011) the use of Google Street View was examined as a source of material for artists. In Screendump #2, the authors continue their exploration of the virtual photography with a closer look on the appropriation of photos found online. The publication shows the work of artists that run off with footage from amateurs.

The overwhelming amount of online pictures changes the way we look at photography, the value we assign to photos and the role they occupy in our existence. Due to the arrival of smartphones the act of photographing has become a evident part of our daily lives. Photography is no longer the exclusive domain of journalists, artists and specialists: photography belongs to everyone.

Screendump #2 contains works by Willem Popelier, Corinne Vionnet, Peter Mann, Penelope Umbrico and Joachim Schmid.

20 x 27 cm | 64 p. | paperback | ENG/NL | 20
text: Suzan Geldhoff & Karin Krijgsman
design: Rob van Hoesel

edition: 500


A close look at the appropriation of photos found online. The publication shows the work of artists that run off with footage from amateurs.
£21.50
£20.99

Picture of Photography Today

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Publisher's Description

This major new survey of contemporary photography considers the work of 80–100 photographers through eleven thematic chapters on subjects such as street photography, portraiture, landscape photography and documentary. It traces the development of photography as an art form in each of these genres individually and also looks at the ties and links between them. What is revealed is a complex story with numerous tangents. Mark Durden's narrative, combined with rich illustrative content and an easily accessible design, guides a clear path through this story, showcasing the work of great individual photographers while also being able to place this into the larger narrative of the medium's development.

Publisher: Phaidon

Size: 290 x 250 mm

464 pages, 500 illustrations/p>

Mark Durden
This major new survey of contemporary photography considers the work of 80–100 photographers through eleven thematic chapters on subjects such as street photography, portraiture, landscape photography and documentary.
£40.50

Picture of Words Not Spent Today Buy Smaller Images Tomorrow: Essays on the Present and Future of Photography

Publisher's Description

At this transitional moment in the field of photography, how should we consider what is to come for the medium? Can its past and present practitioners help guide us, both as creators and as observers? David Levi Strauss—eminent author, critic, and teacher—rises to the challenge of these questions and more in Words Not Spent Today Buy Smaller Images Tomorrow: Essays on the Past and Future of Photographs.


In the course of twenty-five essays, some of which appear for the first time in this volume, Strauss discusses the work of artists who provoke us with revealing, clear-eyed investigations of the ostensibly patent world in front of us, and others who transport us to new realms, poetic and unreal—creative minds ranging from Frederick Sommer, Helen Levitt, Daido Moriyama, and Joseph Beuys to contemporary photographers Sally Mann, James Nachtwey, Susan Meiselas, Tim Davis, and many others. Also considered are the groundbreaking theoretical writings of Susan Sontag and Jean-Luc Nancy, the films of Chris Marker and Stan Brakhage, and issues and events that have irrevocably altered the way we consider the medium of photography and how it communicates: 9/11, Abu Ghraib, the death of Osama bin Laden, the Arab Spring, and Occupy Wall Street.


Words Not Spent Today is an incisive exploration of photography’s changing role as a tool of evidence and conscience as we move forward into—can we say it?—a post-photographic era.

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 6 x 8 1/2"

192 pages, 25 color and black-and-white images/p>

David Levi Strauss
In the course of twenty-five essays, some of which appear for the first time in this volume, Strauss discusses the work of artists who provoke us with revealing, clear-eyed investigations of the ostensibly patent world in front of us, and others who transport us to new realms, poetic and unreal
£17.96

Picture of The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of Photographs and Art

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Publisher's Description

A chilling look at how Joseph Stalin manipulated the science of photography to advance his own political career and to erase the memory of his victims. On Stalin's orders, purged rivals were airbrushed from group portraits, and crowd scenes were altered to depict even greater legions of the faithful. In each case, the juxtaposition of the original and the doctored images yields a fascinating - and often terrifying and tragic - insight into one of the darkest chapters of modern history.

Publisher: Tate Publishing

Size: 288 x 246 mm

192 pages

David King
A chilling look at how Joseph Stalin manipulated the science of photography to advance his own political career and to erase the memory of his victims.
£17.99

Picture of on Street Photography and the Poetic Image

Reprinting Sept 2016.

Publisher's Description

Photography deepens our connections to the world around us, to ourselves, and to one another. In this new and innovative series, Aperture works with the world’s top photographers, many of whom also teach, to publish their core thinking on photography—making their experience, insight, and knowledge accessible to a wider audience, including students. Each title in the series will provide an essential primer on the photographer’s area of expertise and creative process. The key points of their practice are presented in the photographer’s own words, and will answer the questions they are asked most frequently. The commentary will accompany a selection of fifty photographs - iconic images by each featured photographer, as well as key images by others that have influenced their thinking and work. Both individually and collectively, each book in the series functions as a “workshop in a book,” serving as an indispensable tool for students, teachers, and everyone who wants to take better pictures or learn to look at them in a more informed way.

Renowned photographers and teachers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb guide readers on a creative journey through the world of street photographyand the poetic image as a path toward deepening a unique photographic vision. Based on their popular workshop, this creative couple combines insight with stories that reveal their own processes and influences. They cover a variety of issues essential to photographers of all levels, including how to photograph in cultures other than your own, how to work with color in a way that adds emotion to photographs, how complexity and creative tension affect the frame, and how to hone a personal vision in an intuitive and meaningful way. This book provides rare access to the teaching and practice of two leading photographers.

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 7 1/2 x 10"

128 pages, 50 duotone and four-colour images

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb
Reprinting Sept 2016. Renowned photographers and teachers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb guide readers on a creative journey through the world of street photography and the poetic image.
£17.96

Picture of Photography Beyond Technique

Publisher's Description

Photography is not dying and has not died. It has been an ever-changing medium since its earliest days, and while near-obsession with the technology of the day may have defined photography over the course of its existence, photography is so much more than hardware and software. Photography is communication, whether chemical or digital, tangible or ephemeral in form.

Photography Beyond Technique is a compelling selection of essays and images that reveal the thoughts and methods of some of today’s most exciting contemporary photographers. These artists employ alternative, historical, or handmade processes and techniques, and they share a comprehensive view of the medium: that the choice of photographic process is just as important as the selection of subjects. While other books concentrate solely on process, or theory, or artistic intent, none focus on photography in which these decisions are considered inseparable.

These 20 essays, originally presented at the annual F295 symposium and seminar series, provide a thought-provoking read for anyone interested in photography as an art form and as a medium through which to view the world. Includes:

  • "Looking Backward, Seeing Forward: Reframing Visual History" by Robert Hirsch
  • "Mystery, Memory, and Narrative" by Martha Casanave
  • "Finding Confidence: Combining Process with Purpose" by Mark Osterman
  • "Photograph, Material, and Metaphor" by Jerry Spagnoli

Publisher: Focal Press

240 pages

Edited by Tom Persinger
Photography Beyond Technique is a compelling selection of essays and images that reveal the thoughts and methods of some of today’s most exciting contemporary photographers.
£26.09

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