The Photography Reader

Routledge - The photography reader is a comprehensive introduction to theories of photography; its production; and its uses and effects. Including articles by photographers from edward Weston to Jo Spence, as well as key thinkers like Roland Barthes, Victor Burgin and Susan Sontag, the essays trace the development of ideas about photography.

Routledge. Each themed section features an editor's introduction setting ideas and debates in their historical and theoretical context. Sections include: reflections on photography; photographic Seeing; Coding and Rhetoric; Photography and the Postmodern; Photo-digital; Documentary and Photojournalism; The Photographic Gaze; Image and Identity; Institutions and Contexts.





Seizing the Light: A Social History of Photography

McGraw-Hill Education - Seizing the light: a social history of Photography provides a thought-provoking, accurate, and accessible introduction to the photographic arts for all readers. With stunning images and commentary by hundreds of international artists, the text clearly and concisely provides the building blocks necessary to critically explore photographic history from the photographers' eye, an aesthetic point of view.





The Photograph as Contemporary Art World of Art

Thames & Hudson - Nearly two centuries after photographic technology was first invented, the art world has fully embraced it as a legitimate medium, equal in status to painting and sculpture. This book provides an introduction to contemporary art-photography, identifying its most important features and themes and celebrating its exciting pluralism through an overview of its most important and innovative practitioners.

. 249 illustrations, 212 in color Thames Hudson. Essential reading for anyone who wishes to make sense of the complex. The work of nearly 250 photographers is reproduced, and sherrie levine to emerging talents such Walead Beshty, Sophie Calle, Lucas Blalock, Thomas Demand, Jeff Wall, Sara VanDerBeek, Jason Evans, Nan Goldin, from established artists such as Isa Genzken, and Viviane Sassen.

The Photograph as Contemporary Art World of Art - This new edition brings the story of contemporary art photography up to date with a revised introduction outlining the evolution of photography from documentary tool to art form, employ it as part of a wider pan-media practice, and an updated final chapter focusing on the younger generation of artists who emphasize the technical and material properties of photography, or respond to evolving new modes of dissemination in the digital age.

World of contemporary art photography. Picture professional In the 21st century photography has come of age as a contemporary art form.





Photography: A Critical Introduction

Routledge - Thames Hudson. Written especially for students in higher education and for introductory college courses, this fully revised edition provides a coherent introduction to the nature of photographic seeing. Routledge. 98 photographs and images, ingrid pollard, andres serrano, hannah höch, jacob riis, martin parr, Susan Derges, Dorothea Lange, Fran Herbello, Alexander Rodchenko, Lee Miller, Susan Meiselas, Chrystel Lebas, Karen Knorr, featuring work from: Bill Brandt, Rineke Dijkstra, Cindy Sherman and Jeff Wall.

Contributors: michelle henning, Patricia Holland, Derrick Price, Anandi Ramamurthy and Liz Wells. Photography: a critical introduction was the first introductory textbook to examine key debates in photographic theory and place them in their social and political contexts, and is now established as one of the leading textbooks in its field.

Photography: A Critical Introduction - A full glossary of terms and a comprehensive bibliography. Individual chapters cover: key debates in photographic theory and history documentary photography and photojournalism Personal and popular photography Photography and the human body Photography and commodity culture Photography as art This revised and updated fifth edition includes: New case studies on topics such as: materialism and embodiment, the commodification of human experience, and an extended discussion of landscape as genre.

Fully updated resource information, including guides to public archives and useful websites.





Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography

Hill and Wang - Thames Hudson. A graceful, contemplative volume, Camera Lucida was first published in 1979. This groundbreaking approach established Camera Lucida as one of the most important books of theory on the subject, along with Susan Sontag's On Photography. Commenting on artists such as avedon, mapplethorpe, roland Barthes presents photography as being outside the codes of language or culture, acting on the body as much as on the mind, Clifford, and Nadar, and rendering death and loss more acutely than any other medium.

Routledge. Hill Wang.





River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West

Penguin Books - Hill Wang. The world as we know it today began in California in the late 1800s, and Eadweard Muybridge had a lot to do with it. Thames Hudson. The story of muybridge—who in 1872 succeeded in capturing high-speed motion photographically—becomes a lens for a larger story about the acceleration and industrialization of everyday life.

Routledge. This striking assertion is at the heart of rebecca Solnit’s new book, which weaves together biography, history, and fascinating insights into art and technology to create a boldly original portrait of America on the threshold of modernity. Solnit shows how the peculiar freedoms and opportunities of post–Civil War California led directly to the two industries—Hollywood and Silicon Valley—that have most powerfully defined contemporary society.





Classic Essays on Photography

Leete'S Island Books - Routledge. Thames Hudson. Hill Wang. Containing 30 essays that embody the history of photography, Stieglitz, Daguerre, Fox, and Weston, this collection includes contributions from Niepce, Emerson, Talbot, Poe, Hine,  among others.





Criticizing Photographs

McGraw-Hill Education - This brief text is designed to help both beginning and advanced students of photography better develop and articulate thoughtful criticism. Hill Wang. Routledge. Organized around the major activities of criticism describing, interpreting, and theorizing, evaluating, Criticizing Photographs provides a clear framework and vocabulary for students' critical skill development.

Thames Hudson.





On Photography

Picador - Hill Wang. Routledge. Winner of the national Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism. One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as "a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs. It begins with the famous "in plato's cave"essay, then offers five other prose meditations on this topic, and concludes with a fascinating and far-reaching "Brief Anthology of Quotations.

Thames Hudson. Picador USA.





Art/Work - Revised & Updated: Everything You Need to Know and Do As You Pursue Your Art Career

Free Press - In this revised and updated edition, Bhandari and Melber show artists how to tackle a host of new challenges. Hill Wang. Artists have never had to work so hard to distinguish themselves—including by making savvy decisions and forging their own paths. How do you diversify income streams to sustain a healthy art practice? how can you find an alternative to the gallery system? How do you review a license agreement? What are digital marketing best practices? Also included are new quotes from over thirty arts professionals, organizational tips, updated commission legal templates, tax information, and advice for artists who don’t make objects.

Now heather bhandari, with over fifteen years of experience as a director of the popular Chelsea gallery Mixed Greens, and Jonathan Melber, a former arts/entertainment lawyer and director of an art e-commerce startup, advise a new generation of artists on how to make it in the art world. But the rules have changed since then, increasing sophistication of online platforms, due to the proliferation of social media, and ever more affordable digital technology.

Art/Work - Revised & Updated: Everything You Need to Know and Do As You Pursue Your Art Career - Thames Hudson. Picador USA. The definitive, now in its fourteenth printing, must-have guide to pursuing an art career—the fully revised and updated edition of Art/Work, shares the tools artists of all levels need to make it in this highly competitive field. Originally published in 2009, art/work was the first practical guide to address how artists can navigate the crucial business and legal aspects of a fine art career.

An important resource for gallerists, and artists alike, dealers, art consultants, artist-oriented organizations, Art/Work is the resource that all creative entrepreneurs in the art world turn to for advice.





The History of Photography: From 1839 to the Present

The Museum of Modern Art - While at the eastman house, Newhall was responsible for amassing one of the greatest photographic collections in the world. In 1940, he became the first Director of MoMA's Photography Department. Hill Wang. New selections added to the fifth edition include photographs made in color, from hand-tinted daguerreotypes of 1850 to turn-of-the-century autochromes by Edward Steichen, to works by contemporary masters such as Eliot Porter, Ernst Haas, William Eggleston, Stephen Shore and Joel Meyerowitz.

Beaumont newhall 1908–1993 was an influential curator, art historian, writer and photographer. Routledge. Through more than 300 works by such master photographers as william henry fox talbot, paul strand, alfred stieglitz, dorothea lange, ansel adams, man ray, author Beaumont Newhall presents a fascinating, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Harry Callahan, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eugène Atget, Timothy O'Sullivan, Edward Weston, Brassaï, Robert Frank and Diane Arbus, Minor White, Julia Margaret Cameron, Walker Evans, Peter Henry Emerson, comprehensive study of the significant trends and developments in the medium since the first photographs were made in 1839.

The History of Photography: From 1839 to the Present - . Thames Hudson. No other book and no other author have managed to relate the aesthetic evolution of the art of photography to its technical innovations with such an absorbing combination of clarity, scholarship and enthusiasm. He served as curator of the international museum of Photography at the George Eastman House from 1948 to 1958, then as its Director from 1958 to 1971.

Picador USA.