Why Photography Matters | Author: Jerry L. Thompson
A lucid and wide-ranging meditation on why photography is unique among the picture-making arts.
Photography matters, writes Jerry Thompson, because of how it works-not only as an artistic medium but also as a way of knowing. With this provocative observation, Thompson begins a wide-ranging and lucid meditation on why photography is unique among the picture-making arts. He constructs an argument that moves with natural logic from Thomas Pynchon (and why we read him for his vision and not his command of miscellaneous facts) to Jonathan Swift to Plato to Emily Dickinson (who wrote "Tell all the Truth but tell it slant") to detailed readings of photographs by Eugene Atget, Garry Winogrand, Marcia Due, Walker Evans, and Robert Frank. Forcefully and persuasively, he argues for photography as a medium whose business is not constructing fantasies pleasing to the eye or imagination, but describing the world in the toughest and deepest way.
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Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail the Dark Lioness | Author: Zanele Muholi
A must have monograph from a photographic virtuoso, featured in the Museum of Contemporary Art's 2020 Biennale of Sydney NIRIN exhibition.Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness includes one...
Stop the Presses: Russel McPhedran’s Golden Age of Press Photography | Author: Russell McPhedran
The second half of the 20th Century was the golden age of press photography. News photographers would go out into the field with their trusty camera, a handful of film...
The Photograph as Contemporary Art | Author: Charlotte Cotton
In the 21st century photography has come of age as a contemporary art form. Almost two centuries after photographic technology was first invented, the art world has fully embraced it...