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The Image Factory


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List of Reproductions Preface 1. Introduction: The Making of Ordinary Images 2. From the Library to the Bank: The Emergence of Stock Photography 3. Shooting for Success: Stock Photography and the Production of Culture 4. The Archive, the Stereotype and the Image-Repertoire: Classification and Stock Photography 5. The Image of Romance: Stock Images as Cultural Performances 6. Rhetorics of the Overlooked: On the Communicative Modes of Stock Images 7. And God Created Photoshop: Digital Technologies, Creative Mastery and Aesthetic Angst 8. The Realm of the Info-Pixel: From Stock Photography to the Visual Content Industry 9. Conclusion 10. Sources and Bibliography

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Also available in hardback, 9781859736371 GBP50.00 (November, 2003)

About the Author

Paul Frosh is a Lecturer in the Department of Communication and Journalism, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


'The Image Factory' will be valuable to students of communications and media studies because it provides a fresh insight into the workings of the industry.' Media International Australia

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