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'An uncommonly impressive and well-written addition to an oversubscribed field' - The World of Interiors

Photography: The Whole Story is an ambitious celebration of the world's most iconic photographs that have arisen from this very modern medium. Organised chronologically, the book traces the evolution of creative photography period by period, while detailed timelines provide historical and cultural context.

Illustrated, in-depth essays cover every photographic genre, from the early portraits and tableaux to the digitally manipulated montages, split-second sports images, and conceptual photographs of today.

The ideas and works of key photographers are assessed to reveal what motivated them, who influenced whom, and what each was striving to achieve. Detailed cultural and individual artist timelines clarify historical context.

Juliet Hacking, editor of Photography: The Whole Story, has been Programme Director of the MA in Photography (contemporary and historical) at Sotheby's Institute of Art since 2006. She is also the author of Lives of the Great Photographers (Thames & Hudson, 2015).

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780500296103
  • 438 pages 25.1 cm x 18.4 cm 
  • Over 1000 illustrations
  • Published March 2021

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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