Photography: The Definitive Visual History

SKU: BODS-101505

Photography is the perfect coffee table addition which traces the history of photography from its birth to 21st-century digital photography.

It is a celebration of the most iconic photographs spanning the last 200 years and over 50 biographies of the most famous photographers. It accompanies the reader on a journey through the impact of social, cultural and technological changes on the medium.

Photography does not shy away from uncomfortable conversations, touching upon the loss of cultural artefacts and the ongoing debate regarding looted artwork and whether it should be repatriated.

Interwoven with information and packed with inspiration, Photography promises to be is the perfect reference point for all photography enthusiasts regardless of it being a budding hobby or for the most seasoned professionals.

  • Hardback
  • ISBN:9780241515877
  • 400 pages 28.7 cm x 24.6 cm 
  • Published August 2022
Visit the Exhibition:

A New Power: Photography in Britain 1800-1850 is a free exhibition in the Weston Library, running until the 7th May, 2023 . This exhibition explores the early history of photography and its impact on British life. It examines the invention of the medium in its earliest incarnation, and how the broad range of uses had an unequivocal impact on British culture. From the invention of celebrity to the very first 'travel photography' and how this helped to consolidate colonial sensibilities.

By showing how photography intersected with all aspects of a nascent modernity, A New Power reveals photography’s crucial role in making Britain the society it is today.

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