The older paradigm for photojournalists was to simply record events, with the hopeand frequently the expectationthat people and their governments would be moved to respond to the injustices pictured; as witnessed by the impact of certain images during the Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam War. Given evolving media and political climates, however, including the billions of images now available online from all kinds of sources, the purpose and effectiveness of media, in particular of visual journalism, has been called into question. Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary, and Citzenship, by author and critic Fred Ritchin, addresses the new and emerging potentials for visual media to impact society. Ritchin examines the historical and contemporary uses of photography and related media to inspire social change. From the unintended consequences of citizen journalism and leaked images such as those from Abu Ghraib, to the new strategies by visual journalists and the targeted human rights projects by documentary photographers, the intention of this book is to provide a much-needed critical approach to the issues involved in such efforts. Also encompassing online efforts, uses of video, and a diverse range of books and exhibitions, Bending the Frame aims for as wide-ranging and farreaching a discussion as possible, asking the critical question: how can images promote new thinking and make a difference in the world?
Author: Fred Ritchin
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2009
A survey of the myriad ways in which digital technology has fundamentally altered the way visual information is dispersed and experienced presents arguments for using new technological opportunities as a vehicle for better understanding today's rapidly changing world. 13,000 first printing.
Author: Robert Hariman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2007-06-01
In No Caption Needed, Robert Hariman and John Louis Lucaites provide the definitive study of the iconic photograph as a dynamic form of public art. Their critical analyses of nine individual icons explore the photographs themselves and their subsequent circulation through an astonishing array of media, including stamps, posters, billboards, editorial cartoons, TV shows, Web pages, tattoos, and more. Iconic images are revealed as models of visual eloquence, signposts for collective memory, means of persuasion across the political spectrum, and a crucial resource for critical reflection. Arguing against the conventional belief that visual images short-circuit rational deliberation and radical critique, Hariman and Lucaites make a bold case for the value of visual imagery in a liberal-democratic society. No Caption Needed is a compelling demonstration of photojournalism’s vital contribution to public life.
Author: Michelle Bogre
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2012
"In Photography as Activism, Michelle Bogre discusses the philosophy and history of photography's role in social reform. Beginning with the invention of the camera, she traces the earliest instances of photographic activism through to today's emerging practices, profiling the most prominent activists of their time and their legendary images. Also profiled are contemporary photographer activists, including Jonathan Torgovnik. A photograph from Torgovnik's activist project, Intended Consequences, about the mass rape of Tutsi women during the Rwanda genocide in 1994, is featured on the cover of this book. His photographs spread awareness of the consequences of genocide and sexual violence, and have helped the Rwanda Foundation (www.foundationrwanda.org) that he created raise more than a million dollars to fund secondary school education for the children. Other featured photographers include: -Eugene Richards -Marcus Bleasdale -Tom Stoddart -Jonathan Torgovnik -Edward Kashi -Brent Stirton -Stephen Dupont -Walter Astrada With an appendix featuring additional websites, magazines, galleries, festivals, foundations, grants, and advice for the budding activist, this book is not only a comprehensive study of activist photography, but also a call to action for photographers with a cause"--Provided by publisher.
Release Date: 1999
Fred Ritchin's In Our Own Image is a comprehensive account of computer technology's impact on what we see and, ultimately, what we believe about the world. Both a history of photojournalism and a primer of computer technology, In Our Own Image is a philosophy of vision and reality for the twenty-first century. Extensively revised and updated, In Our Own Image is sure to remain a staple of one of the most important debates for many years to come.
Author: Mary Panzer
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Documentary photography
Things As They Are presents the story of photojournalism over 50 years, taking us from the heyday of Life Magazine and the defining Family of Man exhibition, to the explosion of digital media in the 21st century. The story is told through the presentation of 120 landmark photojournalism stories as they were first seen on the pages of the pages of newspapers and magazines, revealing how the events of the world, the art of photographers, and the interests of publishers and the press have converged on the printed page. Produced in association with World Press Photo, the world's leading photojournalism contest on its 50th anniversary, the book also features all the World Press Photo 'pictures of the year' since 1955.
Author: David Levi Strauss
Release Date: 2012-05
A collection of poetic writings on photography and its practitioners considers such topics as the imagery of dreams, the statements and revelations of key photographers, and the media activities surrounding September 11.
Author: David D. Perlmutter
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
David Perlmutter examines icons of outrage--the indelible images that presidents and journalists alike claim drive American foreign policy and public opinion. He uncovers the hidden frames that control the visualization of foreign affairs in major crises such as the Tet offensive, Tiananmen, and the intervention in Somalia.
Author: Jason Hill
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2015-02-26
Powerful and often controversial, news pictures promise to make the world at once immediate and knowable. Yet while many great writers and thinkers have evaluated photographs of atrocity and crisis, few have sought to set these images in a broader context by defining the rich and diverse history of news pictures in their many forms. For the first time, this volume defines what counts as a news picture, how pictures are selected and distributed, where they are seen and how we critique and value them. Presenting the best new thinking on this fascinating topic, this book considers the news picture over time, from the dawn of the illustrated press in the nineteenth century, through photojournalism's heyday and the rise of broadcast news and newsreels in the twentieth century and into today's digital platforms. It examines the many kinds of images: sport, fashion, society, celebrity, war, catastrophe and exoticism; and many mediums, including photography, painting, wood engraving, film and video. Packed with the best research and full colour-illustrations throughout, this book will appeal to students and readers interested in how news and history are key sources of our rich visual culture.
The first complete illustrated bibliography of 1,000 iconic photobooks created by members of the renowned photo agency Published on the occasion of Magnum Photos' seventieth anniversary, this fascinating in-depth survey brings Magnum's history alive through the genre of the photobook ? an essential vehicle for photographers to share their work. Its pages include unpublished behind-the-scenes material, together with ephemera from the photographers' archives about the making of their books. With an introduction by Fred Ritchin and texts by Carole Naggar, this book explores the evolution of the photobook, as well as the important role that Magnum has played in the history of documentary photography.
Author: Susie Linfield
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2012-04-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Challenges the idea that photographs of political violence exploit their subjects and pander to the voyeuristic tendencies of their viewers. Instead, the author argues that looking at such images is an ethically and politically necessary act that connects us to our modern history of violence and probes the human capacity for cruelty.