Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Photography Reader” as Want to Read:
The Photography Reader
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Photography Reader

by
3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  165 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
The Photography Reader is a comprehensive introduction to theories of photography; its production; and its uses and effects. Including articles by photographers from Edward Weston to Jo Spence, as well as key thinkers like Roland Barthes, Victor Burgin and Susan Sontag, the essays trace the development of ideas about photography. Each themed section features an editor's in ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published December 20th 2002 by Routledge (first published 2002)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Photography Reader, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Photography Reader

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
amin ghazaei
این کتاب مجموعه مقالاتی است درباره عکاسی از افراد مختلف. یک مقاله از این کتاب مفصل را می توانید در آرت کالت 16 پیدا کنید. شاید بازهم از این کتاب مقاله ای چاپ کردم.
در هر حال کتاب معروفی است. عکس روی جلد خود مولف و جمع آورنده است.
Aelia
Aug 17, 2010 Aelia rated it liked it
The book is good for bachelor's level. But please don't get attracted with names like Eco or Barthes (Ecos' essay is just 2 pages long and Barthes's extracts from Camera Lucida are couple of pages too).
The book is appropriate for photography students, whereas for other interested readers it would be better to get the originals of those essays (condensed) in this reader.
Mona
Jun 21, 2010 Mona rated it really liked it
If you have an interest in photo history, I highly recommend this book. It's a collection of readings by or on historical figures in photography such as Susan Sontag, Roland Barthes, Umberto Eco, and many others.
Traci
May 07, 2015 Traci rated it liked it
Shelves: photography, art
This book has some very intense essays. Some of them are incredibly academic and intellectual and take a lot of focus to read. Even with the difficulty there is a lot of really good stuff in here for any one interested in photography past it being a hobbie.
Johnny
Dec 28, 2007 Johnny rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: people who like photos but don't actually look at them
Had to stop reading it when I got to the marxist-feminist re-evaluation of that noted mysoginist Edward Weston. And how about the typos. Seriously, did anybody proof this before it went to print?
Elise Gabriel
Apr 26, 2011 Elise Gabriel rated it it was amazing
A really excellent compendium of photography essays that make you sound like a really well-rounded, academic badass when you converse with art historians and photography critics.
Peyman Gh
Mar 02, 2008 Peyman Gh rated it it was amazing
با امین قضایی دارم ترجمه اش میکنم که امین این روزها نیست و من هم کار رو ول کردم. یه نمونه از مقاله های این کتاب تو آرت کالت شانزدهم چاپ شده. کتاب بسیار با ارزشیه
Jamie
Mar 15, 2007 Jamie is currently reading it
I read the essays in this occassionally. Good for increasing your literacy on issues and theory surrounding photography.
Begum Yamanlar
Begum Yamanlar rated it it was amazing
Nov 11, 2011
Clare Parsons
Clare Parsons rated it it was amazing
Apr 26, 2016
Kim
Kim rated it really liked it
Mar 04, 2016
Diva
Diva rated it really liked it
Oct 15, 2015
Ada Regueiro Obregon
Ada Regueiro Obregon rated it it was amazing
Aug 06, 2016
Dani
Dani rated it really liked it
Aug 21, 2013
Lauryna Way
Lauryna Way rated it it was amazing
Nov 07, 2016
Amber Goodwin
Amber Goodwin rated it liked it
Jan 13, 2015
Ivymay
Ivymay rated it it was amazing
Jun 05, 2014
Paul
Paul rated it liked it
Mar 30, 2015
Ray
Ray rated it it was amazing
Nov 10, 2014
Matt Peyton
Matt Peyton rated it it was amazing
May 06, 2015
David Ruffles
David Ruffles rated it it was amazing
Jan 30, 2015
Martin Hannon
Martin Hannon rated it liked it
Feb 25, 2015
Vu Nguyen
Vu Nguyen rated it really liked it
Apr 16, 2014
Laura Vallés
Laura Vallés rated it really liked it
Sep 08, 2016
Michael
Michael rated it really liked it
Sep 16, 2014
Cara Thuringer
Cara Thuringer rated it really liked it
Dec 28, 2015
Josh Jalbert
Josh Jalbert rated it it was amazing
Jul 30, 2012
Cat
Cat rated it really liked it
Jun 18, 2014
Jennifer
Jennifer rated it liked it
Sep 16, 2010
Jade Vigus
Jade Vigus rated it it was amazing
Sep 14, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Criticizing Photographs: An Introduction to Understanding Images
  • After Photography
  • The Photograph as Contemporary Art (World of Art)
  • The Nature of Photographs
  • The Photograph
  • A World History of Photography
  • Why People Photograph
  • Sophie Calle: Did You See Me?
  • Between the Eyes: Essays on Photography and Politics
  • Towards a Philosophy of Photography
  • The Photographer's Eye
  • Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture
  • On Being a Photographer: a Practical Guide
  • Walker Evans: The Hungry Eye
  • Toulouse-Lautrec: A Life
  • Photography: A Very Short Introduction
  • Photography: A Cultural History
  • La felicidad paradójica: Ensayo sobre la sociedad de hiperconsumo

Share This Book