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Photography: The Key Concepts Paperback – 1 Jul 2009

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  • Paperback: 199 pages
  • Publisher: BERG (1 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845206673
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845206673
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 1 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,033 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Photography: The Key Concepts, brilliantly engages students in the essential theoretical debates around contemporary photography. While not shying away from the necessity for the serious study of theory, not least in the core approaches of semiotics and psychoanalysis, it strikes just the right balance between erudition and plain explanation. Michael O'Brien, Roehampton University This volume is cleverly written and could be helpful in a context where students' reading is supervised and commented upon. B.P. Chalifour, CHOICE Magazine

About the Author

David Bate is Reader in Photography at the University of Westminster, London and author of Photography and Surrealism and Photography After Postmodernism. His photographic work has been exhibited across Europe and America.


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It's not bad, but it's a very academic book. I found myself reading every paragraph about three times before I could understand it, and even then sometimes I was baffled.
For example page 17 "..the more technology develops the diffusion of information (and notably of images), the more it provides the means of masking the constructed meaning under the appearance of the given meaning"

I mean, what on earth does that mean?

For me it's a book to pick up, read a page or two then leave back down for a while.
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Interesting read on theory of photography as a medium. It is a rather heavy one and will likely require several passes of some sections, but I think it is a very important text for any photographer who is in it not only for commemorative snaps.

Photography is a tool for conveying a message, whatever it may be in each individual case. This covers it and more.
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David Bates was always a strong influence at my studies in Edinburgh Napier University. This book helped me through a lot of the ideas we were discussing in class with Photographic Theory. Valuable tool throughout that semester.
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If you're looking for theoretic explanations on photography this is a very good book! It takes you trough time from the early beginnings of the invention of photography itself and goes one dissecting trough the modern times and trough the different "genres", always making the right questions of "why, when, and who" in each part. There's also substantial references to other authors, so you can dig a bit more into whatever tickles your fancy
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This book can be quite difficult to follow, however it does get to places within photography which usually goes unnoticed by most of us, worth a read.
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This book is a clear, readable overview of photographic theory. I have greatly enjoyed reading it and it contains a useful bibliography for further reading. As an added bonus, it's portable and fits easily in my bag!
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I was relieved to see this pocket sized book in the post - I have enough thick texts to navigate my way through. Bates manages to balance clear explanation with informed and knowledgeable text. The book is an absolute goldmine of information.
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As a reasonably keen amateur photographer but without any training etc, I thought I'd read this book. I found it absorbing and really useful in being able to think about images and their meaning and relevance. Highly recommended if you're ready for some theory.
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