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Introduction How to Use this Book Section 1: The Invention of Photography & the Recording of the World: 1826-1910s Section 2: Into the Modern: 1850s-1930s Section 3: Society & Humanity: 1930s-70s Section 4: The Postmodern: 1950s-90s Section 5: Contemporary Photography: 1980s- List of Photographers Chronology of Isms Glossary of Useful Terms List of Collections Photographic Credits

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Clear and concise, this pocket-sized introduction to photography is perfect for the general reader and student, covering key trends and movements from the nineteenth century to the present day.

About the Author

Emma Lewis is Assistant Curator at Tate Modern, London, UK, where she has worked on photographic acquisitions, curated collection displays - including Italian Modernist Photography (2014) and Otto Steinert (2015) - and is currently researching a major monographic photography exhibition opening in Spring 2017. Prior to joining Tate, she managed the archive of late photographer Terence Donovan and spent three years in the Department of Photographs at Phillips, London. Emma contributes to Photomonitor and Tate ETC. and has written catalogue essays for a number of artists and photographers.


This easy-to-use reference book is an introduction to the history of photography through art-historical categories ... An interesting and well-presented work. * Royal Photographic Society Journal *
A well edited, concise, informative edition that's easy to read, and enlightening to boot. * Outlet Magazine *

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