The Directory for Stylists Photographers and Agents » the source » source books » The Photograph as Contemporary Art

The Source
choose a section
The Source
product features
industry news
resource index
source books
» The Photograph as Contemporary Art
events diary
join the newsletter
Enhancing your creativity
The Directory
search the directory
The Directory
agent listing
creative promotion
Source Books
The Photograph as Contemporary Art
From conceptual art’s use of the banal and ‘artless’ snapshot to the carefully constructed tableaux of Jeff Wall, 'The Photograph as Contemporary Art' considers the full range of ways that today’s artists engage with photography to make art.

Some artists, such as Sophie Calle and Erwin Wurm, use photography as a record of a real performance or everyday action, while others such as Yinka Shonibare and Gregory Crewdson stage invented scenes and narratives to tell fictional stories.

Andreas Gursky, Thomas Demand and Rineke Dijkstra present a cool, seemingly objective view of the external world, while Nan Goldin and Wolfgang Tillmans offer up intimate details of their private lives. In the hands of Luc Delahaye and Allan Sekula, photography is a means of creating documentary, while for those such as Cindy Sherman and Gillian Wearing, the photograph becomes a repository of personal, social and cultural values in an image-saturated world.

With some of the most important artists and key works, this is an ideal introduction to the twenty-first century’s dominant art form.

‘Cracking … a small miracle for the price’
The Independent

In Partnership with Amazon Books
Click below to buy 'The Photograph as Contemporary Art' and save 34%
The Photograph as Contemporary Art
Normal price: £9.95 Amazon price: £6.56
You save: £3.39 (34%)
Buy this book HERE
Title: The Photograph as Contemporary Art
Author: Charlotte Cotton
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Price: £9.95 £6.56
ISBN: 0500203806
Other info: 21.0 x 15.0 cm, Paperback, 224pp, 222 illustrations, 192 in colour

Prices correct at time of publication.

« back

 Part of the network | advertise in stylingworld | press information | contact home | top | back 
 copyright © 1999-2013. All rights reserved | terms & conditions