Auto Focus: The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography

Auto Focus: The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography
Library Shelf Location 27.BRIG
Publication Date 2010
Description This dazzling array of photographs by seventy-five of the world’s foremost contemporary photographers focuses on self-portraits. From intimate images of introspection and those that challenge notions of ethnicity and sexuality, to dramatic, stylized photographs of dream-like scenarios, Auto Focus shows how one of the longest-established artistic genres continues to fascinate artists today. Susan Bright provides a clear guide for readers through this significant and dynamic genre, showing how issues of identity – whether national, sexual, racial, personal or artistic – are key to understanding the work of many of today’s leading photographers. The survey is clearly organized into five themess that deal with • diaristic and autobiographical images • pictures of the body • the use of masks and masquerade • the return to studio portraiture and the photographic album • performance, public and private An illustrated introduction to the book points to the history of the photographic self-portrait from the 1840s to the late twentieth century, providing an invaluable context for the recent surge in artists’ images of themselves.
ISBN 9780500543894
Quantity 1
Pages 244
Author Susan Bright
Format Hardback
Publisher Thames and Hudson Ltd, London
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Category Photography
Keyword Self-portraits
Language English

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