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New and Published Books

  1. Exploring Color Photography

    From Film to Pixels, 6th Edition

    By Robert Hirsch

    Robert Hirsch’s Exploring Color Photography is the thinking photographer’s guide to color imagemaking. Now in its sixth edition, this pioneering text clearly and concisely instructs students and intermediate photographers in the fundamental aesthetic and technical building blocks needed to create...

    Published February 11th 2015 by Focal Press

  2. Teaching Photography

    Tools for the Imaging Educator, 2nd Edition

    By Glenn Rand, Jane Alden Stevens, Garin Horner

    The photographic community is rife with talented and creative practitioners and artists. But making great photographs does not always translate into an ability to teach effectively. This new edition of Teaching Photography approaches photographic education from a point of view that stresses the how...

    Published February 4th 2015 by Focal Press

  3. Photography: A Critical Introduction

    5th Edition

    Edited by Liz Wells

    Photography: A Critical Introduction was the first introductory textbook to examine key debates in photographic theory and place them in their social and political contexts, and is now established as one of the leading textbooks in its field. Written especially for students in higher education and...

    Published January 15th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 20th Century Photographers

    Interviews on the Craft, Purpose, and the Passion of Photography

    By Grace Schaub

    Edited by George Schaub

    This book is a compilation of interviews and essays that cover a broad range of photographers and photographic disciplines. Each photographer profiled made a living by concentrating on a specific aspect of the craft, but in doing so transcended their livelihood to become recognized for more than...

    Published December 8th 2014 by Focal Press

  5. Photography and Its Origins

    Edited by Tanya Sheehan, Andres Zervigon

    Recent decades have seen a flourishing interest in and speculation about the origins of photography. Spurred by rediscoveries of ‘first’ photographs and proclamations of photography’s death in the digital age, scholars have been rethinking who and what invented the medium. Photography and Its...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Photography 4.0: A Teaching Guide for the 21st Century

    Educators Share Thoughts and Assignments

    By Michelle Bogre

    An invaluable resource for photography educators, this volume is a survey of photographic education in the first decade of the 21st Century. Drawing upon her 25 years of teaching experience and her professional network, Michelle Bogre spoke with 47 photo educators from all over the world to compile...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Focal Press

  7. Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960

    By Robert Hirsch

    This groundbreaking survey of significant work and ideas focuses on imagemakers who have pushed beyond the boundaries of photography as a window on our material world. These artists represent a diverse group of curious experimentalists who have propelled the medium’s evolution by visualizing...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Focal Press

  8. Photography Beyond Technique: Essays from F295 on the Informed Use of Alternative and Historical Photographic Processes

    Edited by Tom Persinger

    Photography is not dying and has not died. It has been an ever-changing medium since its earliest days, and while near-obsession with the technology of the day may have defined photography over the course of its existence, photography is so much more than hardware and software. Photography is...

    Published January 20th 2014 by Focal Press

  9. Perception and Imaging

    Photography--A Way of Seeing, 4th Edition

    By Richard D. Zakia

    When you look at an image, what do you see and feel? What do you want your audience to see and feel when they view your work? In today's digital age, it has become all too easy to randomly click away, without really focusing on what exactly it is that you are trying to capture in your shot. For...

    Published March 7th 2013 by Focal Press

  10. Fifty Key Writers on Photography

    Edited by Mark Durden

    Series: Routledge Key Guides

    A clear and concise survey of some of the most significant writers on photography who have played a major part in defining and influencing our understanding of the medium. It provides a succinct overview of writing on photography from a diverse range of disciplines and perspectives and...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge