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Understanding a Photograph

Understanding a Photograph

  • Author: John Berger
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
  • ISBN: 9780141392028
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 218
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John Berger's writings on photography are some of the most original of the twentieth century. This selection contains many groundbreaking essays and previously uncollected pieces written for exhibitions and catalogues in which Berger probes the work of photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and W. Eugene Smith - and the lives of those photographed - with fierce engagement, intensity and tenderness. The selection is made and introduced by Geoff Dyer, author of the award-winning The Ongoing Moment. How do we see the world around us? This is one of a number of pivotal works by creative thinkers whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision for ever. Understanding a Photograph John Berger Edited and introduced by Geoff Dyer

On Photography

On Photography

  • Author: Susan Sontag
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241197546
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 224
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Susan Sontag's On Photography is a seminal and groundbreaking work on the subject. Susan Sontag's groundbreaking critique of photography asks forceful questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form. Photographs are everywhere, and the 'insatiability of the photographing eye' has profoundly altered our relationship with the world. Photographs have the power to shock, idealize or seduce, they create a sense of nostalgia and act as a memorial, and they can be used as evidence against us or to identify us. In these six incisive essays, Sontag examines the ways in which we use these omnipresent images to manufacture a sense of reality and authority in our lives. 'Sontag offers enough food for thought to satisfy the most intellectual of appetites'The Times 'A brilliant analysis of the profound changes photographic images have made in our way of looking at the world, and at ourselves'Washington Post 'The most original and illuminating study of the subject'New Yorker One of America's best-known and most admired writers, Susan Sontag was also a leading commentator on contemporary culture until her death in December 2004. Her books include four novels and numerous works of non-fiction, among them Regarding the Pain of Others, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, At the Same Time, Against Interpretation and Other Essays and Reborn: Early Diaries 1947-1963, all of which are published by Penguin. A further eight books, including the collections of essays Under the Sign of Saturn and Where the Stress Falls, and the novels The Volcano Lover and The Benefactor, are available from Penguin Modern Classics.

Classic essays on photography

Classic essays on photography

  • Author: Alan Trachtenberg
  • Publisher: Leetes Island Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 300
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Containing 30 essays that embody the history of photography, this collection includes contributions from Niepce, Daguerre, Fox, Talbot, Poe, Emerson, Hine, Stieglitz, and Weston, among others.

The Mind's Eye

The Mind's Eye

Writings on Photography and Photographers

  • Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson,Michael L. Sand
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 109
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The first compilation of writings by a master of photography. One of the leading lights in photography of the twentieth century, Henri Cartier-Bresson is also a shrewd observer and critic. His writings on photography and photographers, which have appeared sporadically over the past forty-five years, are gathered here for the first time. Several have never before appeared in English. The Mind's Eye features Cartier-Bresson's famous text on "the decisive moment" as well as his observations on Moscow, Cuba, and China during turbulent times, which ring with the same immediacy and visual intensity that he brings to his photography. Cartier-Bresson remains as direct and insightful as ever in his writings. His commentary on photographer friends he has known-including Robert Capa, André Kertész, Ernst Haas, and Sarah Moon-reveal the impassioned and compassionate vision for which Cartier-Bresson is beloved.

Photography Changes Everything

Photography Changes Everything

  • Author: Marvin Heiferman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781597111997
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 263
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Photography Changes Everythingdrawn from the online Smithsonian Photography Initiativeoffers a provocative rethinking of photographys impact on our culture and our lives. It is a reader-friendly exploration of the many ways photographs package information and values, demand and hold attention, and shape our knowledge of and experience in the world. At this transitional moment in visual culture, Photography Changes Everything provides a unique opportunity to better understand the history, practice, and power of photography. The publication harnesses the extraordinary visual assets of the Smithsonian Institutions museums, science centers, and archives to trigger an unprecedented and interdisciplinary dialogue about how photography does more than record the worldhow it shapes and changes every aspect of our experience of and in the world. The book features over three hundred images and nearly one hundred engaging short texts commissioned from experts, writers, inventors, public figures, and everyday folkHugh Hefner, John Baldessari, John Waters, Robert Adams, Sandra Phillips, and others. Each story responds to images selected by project contributors. Together they engage readers in a timely exploration of the extent to which our lives have been transformed through our interactions with photographic imagery.

Photography

Photography

The Key Concepts

  • Author: David Bate
  • Publisher: Berg
  • ISBN: 1845206673
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 199
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Photography: The Key Concepts provides an ideal guide to the place of photography in our society and to the extraordinary range of photographic genres.

Bordertown

Bordertown

  • Author: Barry Gifford,David Perry
  • Publisher: Olmstead Press
  • ISBN: 9781587540196
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 184
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This book is the culmination of a road trip along the Mexican-American border taken by the two authors. They spent a month between Brownsville, Texas on the Gulf of Mexico and Tijuana on the Pacific Ocean documenting their travels in word and picture. The text is an anecdotal weaving together of the events and news along the border. Most of the towns are out of the way and give the feeling of their remoteness and uniqueness on both sides of the border.

The Ongoing Moment

The Ongoing Moment

A Book About Photographs

  • Author: Geoff Dyer
  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • ISBN: 085786338X
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 176
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Great photographs change the way we see the world; The Ongoing Moment changes the way we look at both. With characteristic perversity – and trademark originality - The Ongoing Moment is Dyer's unique and idiosyncratic history of photography. Seeking to identify their signature styles Dyer looks at the ways that canonical figures such as Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Walker Evans, Kertesz, Dorothea Lange, Diane Arbus and William Eggleston have photographed the same scenes and objects (benches, hats, hands, roads). In doing so Dyer constructs a narrative in which those photographers – many of whom never met in their lives – constantly come into contact with each other. It is the most ambitious example to date of a form of writing that Dyer has made his own: the non-fiction work of art.

How to Read a Photograph

How to Read a Photograph

Lessons from Master Photographers

  • Author: Ian Jeffrey
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
  • ISBN: 9780810972971
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 400
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An art appreciation introduction to photography helps readers gain a deeper understanding of great photographers and their work in a richly illustrated resource that includes biographical profiles of more than one hundred major photographers, including Stieglitz, Cartier-Bresson, and Evans--along with a history of the medium, essential styles and movements, and techniques.

Believing is Seeing

Believing is Seeing

Observations on the Mysteries of Photography

  • Author: Errol Morris
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0143124250
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 310
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Presents an investigation into the truth behind a variety of documentary photographs throughout history, discussing the relationship between the photograph and the world it supposedly represents.

About Looking

About Looking

  • Author: John Berger
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408872153
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 224
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As a novelist, essayist, and cultural historian, John Berger is a writer of dazzling eloquence and arresting insight whose work amounts to a subtle, powerful critique of the canons of our civilization. In About Looking he explores our role as observers to reveal new layers of meaning in what we see. How do the animals we look at in zoos remind us of a relationship between man and beast all but lost in the twentieth century? What is it about looking at war photographs that doubles their already potent violence? How do the nudes of Rodin betray the threats to his authority and potency posed by clay and flesh? And how does solitude inform the art of Giacometti? In asking these and other questions, Berger alters the vision of anyone who reads his work.

And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief As Photos

And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief As Photos

  • Author: John Berger
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408859599
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 112
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'Those who read or listen to our stories see everything as though through a lens. This lens is the secret of narration, and it is ground anew in every story, ground between the temporal and the timeless ... In our brief mortal lives, we are grinders of these lenses'. When John Berger wrote this apparently unclassifiable book, it was to become a sensation, translated into nine languages and indelible from the minds of those who read it. This stunning work is a shoebox filled with delicate love letters containing poetry and thoughts on mortality, art, love and absence, capturing moments in time that hover above Berger's surprising landscapes. From his lyrical description of the works of Caravaggio and profound explorations of death and immigration to the sight of some lilac at dusk in the mountains, this is a beautiful and most intimate response to the world around us.

Photography: A Very Short Introduction

Photography: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Steve Edwards
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0192801643
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 160
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Photographs are an integral part of our daily lives - from snapshots and tabloid newspapers to art photography in galleries and exhibitions. Edwards combines a sense of the historical development of photography with an insightful analysis of its purpose and meaning within a wider cultural context.

The Photographer's Playbook

The Photographer's Playbook

307 Assignments and Ideas

  • Author: Jason Fulford,Gregory Halpern
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781597112475
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 427
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Presents assignments and ideas, with stories and anecdotes from professional photographers, offering advice for better shooting and editing and creative ways to start new projects.

Photography and Literature

Photography and Literature

  • Author: François Brunet
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781861894298
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 173
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Roland Barthes, one of photography’s most influential critics, once described the ‘trouble’ introduced by the advent of photography. Studies of literature and photography tend to assess the literary effects of photography, with literature seen as the older, broader, more established cultural form, and photography the new, alien upstart. Photography and Literatureinstead reverses the angle of vision to examine photo­graphy’s encounters with literature from the point of view of photography, providing a new way of understanding its interplay with literature and the printed page. François Brunet begins by showing how photography’s invention and its publication were shaped by written culture, both scientific and literary. In turn he examines its early and durable incarnation in the book format, the ongoing and often repetitive ‘discovery’ of photography by writers, and, finally, how, in the twentieth century, photography and literature are seen to trade tools and even merge formats. He also focuses on writings by photo­g­raphers, from William Henry Fox Talbot’s groundbreaking exploration of photography in The Pencil of Nature of the 1840s, to Raymond Depardon’s correspondence or Sophie Calle’s projects with Jean Baudrillard and Paul Auster. Ultimately, Brunet argues that the histories of photography and literature since 1840 have been drawing closer together, and that their convergence has provided recent writing with a new ‘photo-textual’ genre. Offering a wealth of examples from autobiography, manifestos and ?ction, and a fascinating variety of images from the mid-­nineteenth century to the twenty-first,Photography and Literaturewill be of interest to anyone passionate about the historic relationship of text and image.

Between the Eyes

Between the Eyes

Essays on Photography and Politics

  • Author: David Levi Strauss,John Berger
  • Publisher: Aperture
  • ISBN: 9781597112147
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 207
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A collection of poetic writings on photography and its practitioners considers such topics as the imagery of dreams, the statements and revelations of key photographers, and the media activities surrounding September 11.

Essays

Essays

  • Author: George Orwell
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
  • ISBN: 9780141395463
  • Category: Essays
  • Page: 466
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These essays, reviews and articles illuminate the life and work of one of the most individual writers of this century - a man who created a unique literary manner from the process of thinking aloud and who elevated political writing to an art

Why it Does Not Have to be in Focus

Why it Does Not Have to be in Focus

Modern Photography Explained

  • Author: Jackie Higgins
  • Publisher: Prestel Pub
  • ISBN: 9783791348513
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 224
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This lively, informed defense of modern photography focuses on not focusing--and other unconventional methods that have been successfully employed by acclaimed photographers. From portraits to documentary images and from abstractions to landscapes, the author identifies 100 important images that are emblematic of innovation in modern photography, revealing the frequently complex processes involved in their composition. In so doing, she offers a provocative reminder of what makes a great photograph.

Death Kit

Death Kit

  • Author: Susan Sontag
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241215412
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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First published in 1967, Death Kit is a classic of modern fiction. Blending realism and dream, Susan Sontag's second novel offers a passionate exploration of the recesses of the American conscience. The novel is a narrative of the suffering of Dalton 'Diddy' Harron, told through his own observations. He works in advertising for a microscope manufacturer, is thirty-three and divorced and a month ago tried to commit suicide. The haphazard events of his life, including killing a railway worker and falling in love with a blind girl, are brought to us through the lens of Diddy's own mind. We follow him through his journey to justify his actions and exorcise his inner demons, but we can see what is happening to Diddy only from inside his head, in the present, and the balance of his mind does not always bear close scrutiny.

Confabulations

Confabulations

  • Author: John Berger
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241292344
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 80
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'Language is a body, a living creature ... and this creature's home is the inarticulate as well as the articulate'. John Berger's work has revolutionized the way we understand visual language. In this new book he writes about language itself, and how it relates to thought, art, song, storytelling and political discourse today. Also containing Berger's own drawings, notes, memories and reflections on everything from Albert Camus to global capitalism, Confabulations takes us to what is 'true, essential and urgent'.