Approaching Photography by Paul Hill
What is a photograph all about? This classic book focuses on what - both visually and artistically - is produced, not how it is produced. The contents combine insightful text with photographs taken by some of the world's finest photographers; including many examples of the author's own work, as well as that of the likes of Bill Brandt and Fay Godwin. Initially covering basic aspects, such as how the camera sees and how to read photographs, the book moves on to a discussion of contemporary attitudes to photography and an analysis of the different approaches taken by photographers to various subjects. In this fully updated and revised edition of a seminal book, Professor Paul Hill examines photographic imagery and the medium in general, looks at photographs as modes of expression, and gives thoughts on how to view them as artworks and forms of visual communication. As a result, it is essential reading for all students of photography Revised edition of a category classic, fully expanded and updated - originally published in 1982 by Focal Press.