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Why Art Photography?
Lucy Soutter

Why Art Photography? Lucy Soutter

Why Art Photography? Lucy SoutterWhy Art Photography?
Lucy Soutter


160 pages
156 x 234 mm
ISBN 9780415577342


Contemporary art photography is paradoxical. Anyone can look at it and form an opinion about what they see, yet it represents critical positions that only a small minority of well-informed viewers can usually access. Why Art Photography? provides a lively, accessible introduction to the ideas behind today’s striking photographic images. Exploring key issues such as ambiguity, objectivity, staging, authenticity, the digital and photography’s expanded field, the chapters offer fresh perspectives on existing debates. While the main focus is on the present, the book traces concepts and visual styles to their origins, drawing on carefully selected examples from recognised international photographers. Images, theories and histories are described in a clear, concise manner and key terms are defined along the way.

About the Author
Lucy Soutter is a photographer, critic and art historian. She is a tutor in the department of Critical and Historical Studies at the Royal College of Art. Her writings on contemporary art and photography include essays in Girls! Girls! Girls! in Contemporary Art (2011), Appropriation (2009) and Role Models: Feminine Identity in Contemporary Photography (2008).
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About the Publisher
Routledge is a British multinational publisher. It was founded in 1836 by George Routledge, and specialises in providing academic books, journals and online resources in the fields of humanities, behavioural science, education, law, and social science.

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