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The Routledge Companion to Photography Theory

Edited by: Mark Durden , Jane Tormey

Print publication date:  November  2019
Online publication date:  November  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138845770
eBook ISBN: 9781315727998
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With newly commissioned essays by some of the leading writers on photography today, this companion tackles some of the most pressing questions about photography theory?s direction, relevance, and purpose.

This book shows how digital technologies and global dissemination have radically advanced the pluralism of photographic meaning and fundamentally transformed photography theory. Having assimilated the histories of semiotic analysis and post-structural theory, critiques of representation continue to move away from the notion of original and copy and towards materiality, process, and the interdisciplinary. The implications of what it means to ?see? an image is now understood to encompass, not only the optical, but the conceptual, ethical, and haptic experience of encountering an image. The 'fractal' is now used to theorize the new condition of photography as an algorithmic medium and leads us to reposition our relationship to photographs and lend nuances to what essentially underlies any photography theory ? that is, the relationship of the image to the real world and how we conceive what that means.

Diverse in its scope and themes, The Routledge Companion to Photography Theory is an indispensable collection of essays and interviews for students, researchers, and teachers. The volume also features extensive images, including beautiful colour plates of key photographs.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Feeling in photography, the affective turn, and the history of emotions Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Jacques Rancière Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Ambiguity, accident, audience Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Testing humanism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Jeff Wall speaks with David Campany  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Deleuze and the simulacrum Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Five versions of the photographic act Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Jean Baudrillard’s photography—a vision of his own strange world Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Visual episodic memory and the neurophenomenology of digital photography Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Seeing the public image anew Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Still images on the move Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Interview with Ariella Azoulay Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Human rights practice and visual violations Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Love the bomb Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Twice captured Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Presenting the unrepresentable Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The eco-anarchist potential of environmental photography Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Counter-forensics and photography  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Derrida and photography theory Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Image, affect, and autobiography Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Ideation and photography Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Fractal photography and the politics of invisibility Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Photographic apparatus in the era of tagshot culture Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Artistic representation and politics Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Decentering the photographer Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Out of language Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Habitual photography Download PDF
Colour Plates Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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