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Description - Photography by David Bate

Since its introduction nearly 200 years ago, photography has become part of everyday life, a position consolidated by the recent development of digital imaging and manipulation. Used to confirm identity, to sell products, to reshape the real, to visualize the news, to record and communicate the personal moment, and as an art form in its own right, photography is now one of the most accessible and pervasive of media. Photography: The Key Concepts provides an ideal guide to the place of photography in our society and to the extraordinary range of photographic genres. Outlining the history of photography and explaining the body of theory which has built up around its use, the book guides the reader through the genres of documentary, portraiture, landscape, still life, art and global photography. Illustrated with a range of historical and contemporary images and case material, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in photography.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845206673
ISBN-10: 1845206673
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Bate

David Bate is a photographer and writer on photography. He is currently Reader in Photography and Course Leader of the MA Photographic Studies programme at the University of Westminster. His theoretical writings include the book Photography and Surrealism and his photographic works have been exhibited in Europe and North America.

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