Photography Reborn: Image making in the digital era

Photography Reborn: Image making in the digital era
Library Shelf Location 27.LIPK
Publication Date 2005
Description Contents: Introduction -- What is digital photography? -- Portraiture in the digital age -- The body electric -- Avatars -- The technological sublime -- Enchanted landscapes -- The indecisive moment -- Expanding the boundaries of the self -- Conclusion -- A brief history of an idea : fax machines, halftones, video cameras, and computers. Digital photography has now replaced film in nearly all its applications and has radically expanded the limits of conventional image-making. This book presents some of the best examples of contemporary art - Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff, Pedro Meyer, Nancy Burson and Loretta Lux. Jonathan Lipkin, who has practiced and observed the phenomenon of digital photography, chronicles its rise from an obscure scientific application, through its adaptation by pioneer computer artists, to its acceptance by the mainstream of the art world. Present throughout is the understanding that its greatest impact is on the everyday need for everyone to make images. The images range goes from the banal to the otherworldly, from MRI scans to fine art to snapshots. Lipkin explores dominant themes of the field, including the human body, identity, and the landscape. Jonathan Lipkin is a photographer, writer, and educator who has lectured and exhibited widely.
ISBN 0810992442
Quantity 1
Pages 128 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Author Jonathan Lipkin
Format Paperback
Publisher Abrams
Category Photography
Language English

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