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COMM5805M
Module Reading List

Cultures of Contemporary Photography, 2017/18, Semester 2
Mr Simon Popple
s.e.popple@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

READING LIST

The following books are recommended as introductory texts but the specific readings will be recommended by your supervisor depending on the nature of the project and the disciplinary areas that you are covering. Additional journal articles and materials will regularly be made available via the VLE.

 

Key texts

These books will prove invaluable and will provide you with a good framework for both thinking about and constructing images.

Bull, S. Photography. Routledge (2009) Available as an electronic book via the VLE

Edwards, S - Photography : a very short introduction. Oxford University Press (2006) Available as an electronic book via the VLE

Lenman, R. The Oxford companion to the photograph. Oxford University Press (2005) Available as an electronic book via the VLE

Wells, L. (Ed.) The photography reader. Routledge (2004)

Wells, L (Ed.) Photography: A Critical Introduction. Routledge (2015)

I would also highly recommend these books as a very good introduction to photographic practice, research and software:

Allen & Triantaphillidou. The manual of photography. Focal Press (2011) Available as an electronic book via the VLE

Canlas, J and Kalp, K. Film Is not dead : a digital photographer's guide to shooting film New Riders (2012)

Deacon, D et al. Researching Communications. A practical guide to methods in media and cultural analysis, Arnold (1999)

Dewdney, A and Ride, R. The digital media handbook (Media Practice).Routledge (2012)

Evans, J & Hall, S. Visual culture : the reader. Sage (1999)

Diprose, G. Photography : the new basics : principles, techniques & practice. Thames and Hudson (2012)

Himes, D. Publish your photography book. Princeton Architectural Press (2010)

Lancaster, K. DSLR cinema : crafting the film look with video. Focal Press (2010)

Langford, M et al. Langford's basic photography : the guide for serious photographers.. Focal Press (2010) Available as an electronic book via the VLE

Langford, M et al. Langford's advanced photography. Focal Press (2011) Available as an electronic book via the VLE

McIntyre, P. Creativity and cultural production : issues for media practice. Palgrave (2011)

Margolis, E and Pauwels, L. The SAGE handbook of visual research methods. Sage (2011)

Modrak, R and Anthes, B. Reframing photography : theory and practice. Routledge (2010) Available as an electronic book via the VLE

Northedge, A. The Good Study Guide. OUP (2005)

Pritchard, L. Setting up a successful photography business. A&C Black (2011) Available as an electronic book via the VLE

Redman, P. Good Essay Writing. Sage (2011)

Rose, G. Visual methodologies : an introduction to the interpretation of visual materials. Sage (2007)

Sturken, M & Cartwright, L. (eds.) Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture. OUP (2009)

Walliman, N. Your Research Project. A Step-by-Step Guide for the First-Time Researcher. Sage (2000)

Handbooks for the various cameras and equipment are available from ICS.

 

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General Bibliography

Adams, R. Why people photograph : selected essays and reviews Aperture (2004)

Adatto, K. Picture perfect : life in the age of the photo op. Princeton University Press (2008) Available as an electronic book via the VLE

Amelunxen, H et al. Photography after photography : memory and representation in the digital age. G&B Arts (1996)

Azoulay, A. The civil contract of photography. MIT Press (2008)

Badger, G. The genius of photography: how photography has changed our lives. Quadrille (2007)

The accompanying BBC series is also available on DVD from the LRC.

Badger, G. The pleasures of good photographs : essays. Aperture (2010)

Barratt, T Criticizing photographs : an introduction to understanding images. McGraw-Hill (2005)

Batchen, G. Photography degree zero : reflections on Roland Barthes's Camera lucida. MIT (2009)

Bate, D. Photography: The Key Concepts. Berg (2009) Available as an electronic book via the VLE

Barratt, T Criticizing photographs : an introduction to understanding images. McGraw-Hill (2005)

Beckman, K and Ma, J. Still moving : between cinema and photography. Duke University Press (2008)

Bilissi, E and Langford, M. Langford's Advanced Photography: The guide for Aspiring Photographers. Focal Press (2011)

Bogre, M. Photography as activism : images for social change. Focal Press (2011)

Bolton, R. The contest of meaning : critical histories of photography. MIT Press (1992)

Bourdieu, P. Photography : a middle-brow art. Polity Press (1990)

Bright, S. Art Photography Now. Thames and Hudson (2006)

Clarke, G. The photograph: A Visual and Cultural History. OUP (1997)

Cotton, C. The photograph as contemporary art. Thames & Hudson (2004)

Davenport, A. The history of photography : an overview. UNMP (1999)

Di Bello, P. The photobook : from Talbot to Ruscha and beyond. I.B. Tauris (2012)

Dyer, G. The ongoing moment. Abacus (2007)

Elkins, J. Photography theory. Routledge (2007)

Elkins, J. What photography is. Routledge (2011) Available as an electronic book via the VLE

Emerling, j. Photography : history and theory. Routledge (2012)

Evans, J & Hall, S. Visual culture : the reader. Sage (1999)

Ewing, W.A. Face : the new photographic portrait. Thames and Hudson (2008)

Flusser, V. Towards a philosophy of photography. Reaktion (2000)

Fried, M. Why photography matters as art as never before. Yale (2008)

Freeman, M. The photographer's eye : composition and design for better digital photos. ILEX (2007)

Freeman, M. The photographer's mind : creative thinking for better digital photos. ILEX (2010) Available as an electronic book from the LRC.

Frizot, M. (Ed), A new history of photography. Konemann (1998)

Green, D and Lowry, J. Stillness and time : photography and the moving image. Photoworks (2005)

Hall, S. This Means This, This Means That: A User's Guide to Semiotics. Laurence King (2007)

Hill, P. Approaching photography. Photographers' Institute Press (2004)

Howarth, S and McLaren, S. Street photography now. Thames and Hudson (2011)

Howarth, S (Ed.) Singular images : essays on remarkable photographs. Aperture (2006)

Jaeger,A C. Image makers, image takers : the essential guide to photography by those in the know. Thames and Hudson (2010)

Jeffrey, I. How to read a photograph : understanding, interpreting and enjoying the great photographers . Thames and Hudson (2009)

La Grange, A. Basic critical theory for photographers. Focal Press (2005)

Laruelle, F. Le concept de non-photographie = The concept of non-photography. Urbanomic (2011)

Lipkin ,J. Photography reborn : image making in the digital era. Abrams (2005)

Linfield, S. The cruel radiance : photography and political violence. The University of Chicago Press (2010) Available as an electronic book from the LRC.

Lenman, Robin (Ed), The Oxford Companion to the Photograph. OUP (2009)

Long, Noble & Welch. Photography : theoretical snapshots. Routledge (2008) Available as an electronic book via the VLE

Modrak, R and Anthes, B. Reframing photography : theory and practice. Routledge (2010)

Mitchell, W J. Reconfigured eye : visual truth in the post-photographic era. MIT (1994)

Pultz, J. Photography and the body. Weidenfeld and Nicolson (1995)

Ritchin, F. After photography. Norton (2008)

Warner Marien, M. Photography: A Cultural History. Laurence King (2006)

Wells, L. (ed), The photography reader. Routledge (2004)

Willkie, T. Photography and the artist's book. Museums Etc, (2012)

Shinkle, E. Fashion as photograph : viewing and reviewing images of fashion. I.B.Tauris (2008) Available as an electronic book from the LRC.

Shore, S. The nature of photographs: A Primer. Phaidon (2010)

Sturken, M & Cartwright, L. (eds.) Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture. OUP (2009)

Sutton, D. Photography, cinema, memory : the crystal image of time. University of Minnesota Press (2009)

Tagg,J. The disciplinary frame : photographic truths and the capture of meaning. University of Minnesota Press (2009)

Van Gelder, H and Westgeest, H. Photography theory in historical perspective : case studies from contemporary art. Blackwell (2011)

Warner Marien, M. Photography: A Cultural History. Laurence King (2006)

Wolf, S. The digital eye : photographic art in the electronic age. Prestel (2010)

Wright, T. The Photography Handbook. Routledge (2004)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE AN INCREASING NUMBER OF ELECTRONIC BOOKS AVAILABLE VIA THE LRC- Search the keyword Photography under electronic resources on the library catalogue to find them.

This list was last updated on 12/12/2016