Photography Reframed: New Visions in Contemporary Photographic Culture
DescriptionAt a critical point in the development of photography, this book offers an engaging, detailed and far-reaching examination of the key issues that are defining contemporary photographic culture. Photography Reframed addresses the impact of radical technological, social and political change across a diverse set of photographic territories: the ontology of photography; the impact of mass photographic practice; the public display of intimate life; the current state of documentary, and the political possibilities of photographic culture. These lively, accessible essays by some of the best writers in photography together go deep into the most up-to-date frameworks for analysing and understanding photographic culture and shedding light on its histories. Photography Reframed is a vital road map for anyone interested in what photography has been, what it has become, and where it is going.
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About the Author
Ben Burbridge is Senior Lecturer in Art History and Co-Director of the Centre for Photography and Visual Culture at the University of Sussex. He is widely published in the field of photography, art and politics. Curatorial projects include the 2012 Brighton Photo Biennial, Agents of Change: Photography and the Politics of Space and Revelations: Experiments in Photography (Science Museum, London and National Media Museum, Bradford, 2015).Annebella Pollen is Principal Lecturer and Academic Programme Leader in the History of Art and Design at the University of Brighton. She is widely published in the field of visual and material culture. She is the author of The Kindred of the Kibbo Kift: Intellectual Barbarians (2015), Mass Photography: Collective Histories of Everyday Life (I.B.Tauris, 2016) and co-editor of Dress History: New Directions in Theory and Practice (2015).
"Featuring some of the world's most interesting writers on photography, this anthology provides a series of thematic glimpses into the now-infinite depths of our contemporary photographic world. Short and pithy, these essays remind us that a grasp of that world is vital to our present and future literacy. Recommended for all who have an interest in photography and its potentials."
--Geoffrey Batchen, Professor of the History of Photography and Contemporary Art at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Author of Burning with Desire: The Conceptions of Photography
"Photography Reframed is at its best a quantum-like unmasking of certitudes from the last century as well as from our own precarious moment. Its diverse reflections, from the "Grin of Schrödinger's Cat" to "Escaping the Panopticon" and "Hating Habermas," coalesce into a timely primer for an old/new form of delinquency: the thoughtful conversation."
--Fred Ritchin, Dean Emeritus, International Centre for Photography, New York. Author of Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary, and the Citizen