The Photograph as Contemporary Art

The Photograph as Contemporary Art


  • Release: 2009
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  • File: PDF, 248 page
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105133021290
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Offers a survey of contemporary art photography that includes discussions of the eight categories within the discipline, profiles of prominent artists, and photographs with detailed explanations.

The Photograph as Contemporary Art

The Photograph as Contemporary Art


  • Release: 2004
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  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 0500203806
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From conceptual art’s use of the banal and ‘artless’ snapshot to the carefully constructed tableaux of Jeff Wall, 'The Photograph as Contemporary Art' considers the full range of ways that today’s artists engage with photography to make art.

The Photograph as Contemporary Art

The Photograph as Contemporary Art


  • Release: 2014
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  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 0500204187
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“Essential reading for anyone who wishes to make sense of the complex . . . world of contemporary art photography.” —Picture Professional

The Photograph as Contemporary Art  World of Art

The Photograph as Contemporary Art World of Art


  • Release: 2020-09-08
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
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  • File: PDF, 264 page
  • ISBN: 9780500775943
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A new edition of the definitive title in the field of contemporary art photography by one of the world’s leading experts on the subject, Charlotte Cotton. In the twenty-first century, photography has come of age as a contemporary art form. Almost 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. The Photograph as Contemporary Art introduces the extraordinary range of contemporary art photography, from portraits of intimate life to highly staged directorial spectacles. Arranged thematically, the book reproduces work from a vast span of photographers, including Andreas Gursky, Barbara Kasten, Catherine Opie, Cindy Sherman, Deana Lawson, Diana Markosian, Elle Pérez, Gregory Halpern, Lieko Shiga, Nan Goldin, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Pixy Liao, Susan Meiselas, and Zanele Muholi. This fully revised and updated new edition revitalizes previous discussion of works from the 2000s through dialogue with more recent practice. Alongside previously featured work, Charlotte Cotton celebrates a new generation of artists who are shaping photography as a culturally significant medium for our current sociopolitical climate. A superb resource, The Photograph as Contemporary Art is a uniquely broad and diverse reflection of the field.

Photography is Magic

Photography is Magic


  • Release: 2015
  • Publisher: Aperture Foundation
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 379 page
  • ISBN: 159711331X
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Photography Is Magic draws together current ideas about the use of photography as an invaluable medium in the contemporary art world. Edited and with an essay by Charlotte Cotton, this critical publication surveys over eighty artists, all of whom are engaged with experimental ideas concerning photographic practice, as the contemporary landscape is currently being reshaped through digital techniques. We are shown the scope of photographic possibilities in the context of the contemporary creative process. From Michele Abeles and Walead Beshty to Daniel Gordon and Matt Lipps, Cotton has selected artists who are consciously reframing photographic practices using mixed media, appropriation, and a recalibration of analog processes. Photography Is Magic provides the reader with an engaging physical experience and is designed for younger photo aficionados, students, and anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of contemporary photography.

Fashion Image Revolution

Fashion Image Revolution


  • Release: 2018-09
  • Publisher: Prestel Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 3791383787
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The groundbreaking images created in London's celebrated commercial darkroom tell the fascinating story of one of the most productive, experimental, and colorful eras in fashion photography. For more than 30 years, Brian Dowling's studio was the birthplace of some of the most remarkable fashion photography ever created. In his Islington darkroom, using specialist analog equipment, Dowling shepherded amazing images from negative to paper captured by the likes of Anton Corbijn, Juergen Teller, and Nick Knight. Dowling's BDI studio was also responsible for a number of technical innovations in color photography, paving the way for many of today's digital effects. This tribute to Dowling includes extensive interviews, commentary, testimonials from his clients, and numerous examples of iconic haute couture photographs that passed through his hands. In addition, a series of photographs specially commissioned for this volume demonstrate Dowling's groundbreaking techniques: cross-processing, masking, filtering, layering light, and color fades. Dowling's hands-on achievements and alchemic talents are showcased in this beautiful ode to fashion photography.

Why Art Photography

Why Art Photography


  • Release: 2018-01-17
  • Publisher: Routledge
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  • File: PDF, 172 page
  • ISBN: 9781351982573
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The second edition of Why Art Photography? is an updated, expanded introduction to the ideas behind today’s striking photographic images. Lively, accessible discussions of key issues such as ambiguity, objectivity, fiction, authenticity, and photography’s expanding field are supplemented with new material around timely topics such as globalization, selfie culture, and photographers’ use of advanced digital technologies, including CGI and virtual reality. The new edition includes: an expanded introduction extended chapters featuring emerging trends a larger selection of images, including new color images an improved and expanded bibliography. This new edition is essential for students looking to enrich their understanding of photography as a complex and multi-faceted art form.

Reparative Aesthetics

Reparative Aesthetics


  • Release: 2016-10-20
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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  • File: PDF, 232 page
  • ISBN: 9781472525758
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By offering a new way of thinking about the role of politically engaged art, Susan Best opens up a new aesthetic field: reparative aesthetics. The book identifies an innovative aesthetic on the part of women photographers from the southern hemisphere, who against the dominant modes of criticality in political art, look at how cultural production can be reparative. The winner of the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand best book award in 2017, Reparative Aesthetics contributes an entirely new theory to the interdisciplinary fields of aesthetics, affect studies, feminist theory, politics and photography. Conceptually innovative and fiercely original this book will move us beyond old political and cultural stalemates and into new terrain for analysis and reflection.

Public  Private  Secret

Public Private Secret


  • Release: 2018
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  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 1597114383
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Copublished by Aperture and the International Center of Photography

The Focal Press Companion to the Constructed Image in Contemporary Photography

The Focal Press Companion to the Constructed Image in Contemporary Photography


  • Release: 2018-09-24
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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  • File: PDF, 306 page
  • ISBN: 9781317299103
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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 as careful constructs: Directing Spaces, Constructing Places, Performing Space, Building Images, and Camera-less Images. Introduced by both a curator and a scholar, each section features contemporary artists in conversation with curators, critics, gallerists, artists, and art historians. The writings include narratives by the artist, writings on their work, and examinations of studio practices. This pioneering book is the first of its kind to explore this topic beyond those artists building sets to photograph.