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Contents List of Illustrations Notes on contributors Acknowledgements General Introduction PART ONE Reflections on Photography Introduction 1 Roland Barthes Extracts from Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography (1984) 2 Marjorie Perloff What Has Occurred Only Once: Barthes's Winter Garden/Boltanski's Archives of the Dead (1994) 3 Walter Benjamin Extracts from The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (1973) 4 W. J. T. Mitchell Extracts from Benjamin and the Political Economy of the Photograph (1986) 5 Siegfried Kracauer Extracts from Photography (1993) 6 Andre Bazin The Ontology of the Photographic Image (1960) 7 Susan Sontag Photography within the Humanities (1975) 8 Wright Morris In Our Image (1978) PART TWO Photographic Seeing Introduction 9 Hubert Damisch Five Notes for a Phenomenology of the Photographic Image (1978) 10 Osip Brik What the Eye does not See (1989) 11 Laszlo Moholy-Nagy A New Instrument of Vision (1966) 12 Tina Modotti Manifesto; on photography (2000) 13 John Szarkowski Introduction from The Photographer's Eye (1966) 14 Edward Weston Seeing Photographically (1964) PART THREE Meaning and Interpretation Introduction 15 Roland Barthes Rhetoric of the Image (1977) 16 Umberto Eco A Photograph (1986) 17 Victor Burgin Looking at Photographs (1982) 18 Ian Walker Through the Picture Plane: On Looking into Photographs (2005) 19 Estelle Jussim The Eternal Moment: Photography and Time (1989) 20 Elizabeth Edwards Objects of Affect: Photography Beyond the Image (2012) 21 Christian Metz Photography and Fetish (1985) 22 Peter Wollen Fire and Ice (1984) PART FOUR Art Photography Introduction 23 Abigail Solomon-Godeau Photography After Art Photography (1984) 24 Rosalind Krauss Photography's Discursive Spaces (1982) 25 Andy Grundberg, The Crisis of the Real: Photography and Postmodernism (1990) 26 Steve Edwards Snapshooters of History: passages on the postmodern argument (1989) 27 Lucy Soutter Why Art Photography? (2007) 28 Victor Burgin Conversation with Hilde Van Gelder (2011) PART FIVE Documentary Introduction 29 John Tagg Evidence, Truth and Order: Photographic Records and the Growth of the State (1988) 30 Darren Newbury Photography and the Visualisation of Working Class Lives in Britain (1999) 31 Martha Rosler In, Around, and Afterthoughts (On Documentary Photography) (1989) 32 Lisa Henderson Access and Consent in Public Photography (1988) 33 Sarah Kember `The shadow of the object': photography and realism (1996) 34 Hilde Van Gelder and Jan Baetens A Note on Critical Realism Today (2010) 35 Lynn Berger The Authentic Amateur and the Democracy of Collecting Photographs (2009) 36 Edmundo Desnoes Cuba Made Me So (1995) PART SIX Photomedia Introduction 37 David Bate, Sarah Kember, Martin Lister and Liz Wells Editorial Statement (2008) 38 Geoffrey Batchen Photogenics (1998) 39 Daniel Palmer Redundancy in Photography (2012) 40 Lev Manovich The Paradoxes of Digital Photography (1995) 41 Fred Ritchin Extracts from Of Pixels and Paradox (2009) 42 Martin Lister Introduction from The Photographic Image in Digital Culture (2013) 43 Matthew Biro From Analogue to Digital Photography: Bernd and Hilla Becher and Andreas Gursky (2012) 44 Steven Skopik Digital Photography: Truth, Meaning, Aesthetics (2003) Index

About the Author

Liz Wells curator and writer, is Professor in Photographic Culture, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Plymouth University, UK. She edited Photography: A Critical Introduction, (Routledge, 2015, 5th ed.) and co-edits photographies, Routledge journals. Publications on landscape include Land Matters, Landscape Photography, Culture and Identity (I B Tauris, 2011). She is series editor for Photography, Place, Environment, Bloomsbury Academic Publishing.

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`A valuable and accessible resource ... an outstanding aid for photography students and enthusiasts ... highly recommended.' - Media International Australia inc Culture & Policy

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