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Auto Focus: The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography [Hardcover]

Susan Bright
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23 Aug 2010
Auto Focus features the work of 75 contemporary photographers from around the world for whom self-portraiture is a central part of their work. Issues of identity national, sexual, racial, personal or artistic are key to all the images featured in this book. In an extended introduction, historical examples are used to enrich the understanding of how self-portraiture was first used in photography and to illustrate how the contemporary self- portrait derived and developed from those origins. The book, organized around five themes dominant in contemporary self-portraiture, provides a clear guide for readers through a significant and dynamic genre.

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (23 Aug 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500543895
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500543894
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 2.7 x 28.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 118,039 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'An intriguing new survey ... a feast of elaborate photographic reinvention' --The Observer

'Insightful and commanding ... an indispensable modern guide to the long-established art of the self-portrait'
--Glass Magazine

'Susan Bright's text is remarkably clear-sighted' --The World of Interiors

'A great compilation of images on a particularly difficult genre of photography ... very engaging text'
--Amateur Photographer

'Extremely well informed ... the variety of practitioners and their heritage is impressive'
--The Photographic Review

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 25 Dec 2012
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A must for anyone interested in self portraiture. Really deals withe genre in thorough way. A book that I will dip into regularly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great! 30 Nov 2012
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I haven't really had a chance to read it all yet but I have flicked through the book and it looks amazing and very inspiring for anyone interested in self-portrait photography as it includes work of a lot of practitioners. I'm about to write an essay about why people choose to photograph themselves and this has been recommended to me. It was definitely a good buy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars geat for my dissertation 16 Jun 2012
By Mimi
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Very interesting and useful for my dissertation. Would recommend especially for academics. As you can probably tell by the title, this book regards the more contemporary self-portraits with little about the history of self-portraiture.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Trendy photographs 24 May 2012
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Didn't do it for me, like an A-level exhibition. come to think of it I've seen better A-Level exhibitions.
Don't bother.
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