Seizing the Light
A Social History of Photography 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Robert Hirsch
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Seizing the Light by Robert Hirsch
Book DescriptionSeizing the Light: A Social History of Photography provides a thought-provoking, accurate, and accessible introduction to the photographic arts for all readers. With stunning images and commentary by hundreds of international artists, the text clearly and concisely provides the building blocks necessary to critically explore photographic history from the photographers' eye, an aesthetic point of view.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780073379210
(274mm x 215mm x 27mm)
Imprint: McGraw Hill Higher Education
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert Hirsch
Light and Lens, Paperback (March 2012)
Provides the instruction and building blocks necessary to create thought-provoking digitally based photographs. This book features numerous classroom-tested assignments and exercises from leading photographic educators to encourage you to critically explore and make images from the photographers' eye, an aesthetic point of view.
Photographic Possibilities, Paperback (November 2008)» View all books by Robert Hirsch
Provides practical pathways of utilizing diverse photographic methods to produce expressive pictures from an informed aesthetic and conceptual position. This title contains two chapters bridging digital and analog photography, including a discussion of digital negatives. It explains key techniques of Photogram, Cyanotype, and Photo Weaving.
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Author Biography - Robert Hirsch
Robert Hirsch is an artist, author, curator, and educator. Hirsch is the author of Seizing the Light: A History of Photography; Exploring Color Photography: From the Darkroom to the Digital Studio published by McGraw-Hill and Photographic Possibilities: The Expressive Use of Ideas, Materials, and Processes published by Focal Press. He is a former associate editor for Photovision magazine and is a contributing writer for Afterimage, Digital Photography (UK), exposure, Ilford Photo Newsletter, and The Photo Review. He was the Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art (CEPA Gallery) in Buffalo, NY. Hirsch is on the art faculty of SUNY Buffalo and teaches history of photography online through Eastern New Mexico University. Recently his images have been shown at: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT; Artspace, New Haven, CT; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD; and Stefan Stux Gallery, NY, NY.
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