The Reflexive Photographer

This book - the first devoted to this subject - will help museums and galleries understand and analyze contemporary and historic images of all kinds - from documentary to found photographs, from journals to performance, play, and online photo-sharing - and it demonstrates in action the new analytical tools and skills needed. In over 300 pages and 68 colour images, among the many varied photographers whose work is illustrated and explored by an international team of curators, academics and researchers are Robert Frank, Daido Moriyama, Richard Mosse, Eadweard Muybridge, Ed Ruscha and Garry Winogrand.

The Reflexive Photographer emphasizes the fact that a photograph rarely stands alone. When we look at a photograph we’re interested not only in the photograph itself, but in the photograph and its context. The image has a relationship to its maker, to the viewer, to the time and place it was made - and to how it is being “consumed”. And with unprecedented numbers of new images now being created - Instagram users have uploaded over 5 billion, Facebook users a massive seven petabytes every month - the need to gain these new tools and skills has never been more urgent! 

Also available: Photography and the Artist's Book and The Photograph and The Album.

Rosie Miller & Jonathan Carson, University of Salford | Theresa Wilkie, Educator, Writer & Editor

The Trajectory of Reflexivity
Erin McNeil, Savannah College of Art & Design, Georgia

Andrés Galeano, Artist & Curator, Barcelona

A Peculiar Game: Street Photography as Route to the Self
Manila Castoro, University of Kent, Canterbury

A Photo Game
Carson & Miller, University of Salford

Fractured Images: The Reflexive Affects of Misalignment
Robert Tovey, University of Worcester

The Collapse of Memory: Tracing Reflexivity in the Work of Daido Moriyama
J M Hammond, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Photographers Talk: Online Discussion Forums in Belarus
Svetlana Poleschuk, European Humanities University, Vilnius, Lithuania

The Photographic Diary as a Reflexive Methodology for Documentary Practice
Kaylynn Deveney, University of Ulster & National Museum of Ireland

That’s the story of my life… Daily Photography as Reflexive Practice
Tracy Piper-Wright, Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Photographing Maori, Picturing Pakeha
Damian Skinner, Auckland Museum | Mark Adams, Photographer

The Artist-Photographer and the Problem of Commentary
David Foster, Artist

Recalling Touch: In and Out of Focus
Jacqueline Butler, Manchester Metropolitan University 

Rosie Miller is one half of the creative partnership Carson & Miller who, since 2000, have produced a number of artists’ books now in the collections of museums and galleries internationally; she is Critical & Contextual Studies Area Leader in the School of Arts & Media, University of Salford, UK. 

Jonathan Carson is Associate Dean Academic (Enhancement) and Senior Lecturer in Critical & Contextual Studies in the School of Arts & Media, University of Salford. 

Theresa Wilkie is an independent educator, writer and editor working in the field of photography, with a particular interest in practice in the context of theory and history.

Title: The Reflexive Photographer
Editors: Rosie Miller, Jonathan Carson & Theresa Wilkie
Pages: 338
Colour illustrations: 68
Size: 203 x 127mm
Date: 2013
Editions: £39.95 [paperback] | £29.95 [eBook]
ISBN: 978-1-907697-94-4 [paperback]

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