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Published: 30 November 2017

416 Pages | 145 halftones


ISBN: 9780198808268

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Photography, Writing, and Surprising Illumination

Kate Flint

  • A lively and fascinating history of flash photography from the mid nineteenth century to the present day
  • Covers an impressive range of topics including visual studies, technology, racial studies, literature, and film and looks at the work of professionals and amateurs, news hounds and art photographers, and photographers of crime and of wildlife
  • Shows how flash photography has been used to reveal social deprivation and poverty, the representation of race, and ordinary everyday life
  • An innovative approach to photographic history that focuses on the light that makes photographs possible, rather than on photographers or photographic movements
  • Highly accessible and generously illustrated throughout with 145 halftone images