CONTENTS
List of Illustrationsix
Acknowledgementsxi
Introduction1
Genre3
Approaches5
Introduction Summary6
1History7
Definitions10
Historical Problems11
The History of Photography13
Photography as Discourse15
Photographs as Historical Objects16
Historical Example16
Photographic Knowledge19
Plural Meanings20
Chapter Summary22
2Photography Theory23
A Short History of Photography Theory26
Theory of Representation29
The Language of Photography36
Points of View37
Denotation – The Visual Signifiers38
Connotations – The Cultural Signified39
Realism and Reality41
Poststructuralism42
Chapter Summary43

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations ix
  • Acknowledgements xi
  • Introduction 1
  • 1- History 8
  • 2- Photography Theory 24
  • 3- Documentary and Story-Telling 45
  • 4- Looking at Portraits 67
  • 5- in the Landscape 89
  • 6- The Rhetoric of Still Life 111
  • 7- Art Photography 129
  • 8- Global Photography 147
  • Questions for Essays and Class Discussion 163
  • Annotated Guide for Further Reading 167
  • Notes 171
  • Select Bibliography 183
  • Index 191
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