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Published: 20 November 2006

176 Pages | 25 b/w illus

ISBN: 9780192801647

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Photography: A Very Short Introduction

Steven Edwards

Very Short Introductions

  • Examines the way we look and think about photographs, and considers such issues as truth and recording, objectivity and fine art, identity and memory
  • Provides a clear, lively, and imaginative approach to the definition, importance, and meaning of photography
  • Combines a sense of its historical development with an analysis of its purpose and meaning within a wider cultural context
  • Discusses both well-known and more unusual photos, from the highly controversial Cottingley Fairies to Ansel Adams landscapes, and from the shocking and influential Eddie Adams image of a Vietcong suspect being executed to the portrait/performance art work of Cindy Sherman

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