Post-Photography - The Artist with a Camera
The real world is full of cameras; the virtual world is full of images. Where does all this photographic activity leave the artist-photographer? Post-Photography tries to answer that question by investigating the exciting new language of photographic image-making that is emerging in the digital age of anything-ispossible and everything-has-been-done-before. Found imagery has become increasingly important in post-photographic practice, with the internet serving as a laboratory for a major kind of imagemaking experimentation. But artists also continue to create entirely original works using avant-garde techniques drawn from both the digital and analogue eras. This book is split into five sections Something Borrowed, Something New; Layers of Reality; All the World Is Staged; Hand and Eye; and Post- Photojournalism which cover the key strategies adopted by 53 of the most exciting and innovative international artist-photographers of the 21st century.
'This collection of works by 53 artists is broad in its reach, including digital, optical and physical manipulations of subject, technique and sometimes even the finished artifacts themselves' Dressing The Air Featured in Get Addicted To, Photography Blog, Wallpaper, The Guardian and RPS Journal. 'Along with more than 300 images, strategies and techniques are elaborated on, which means all the inspiration found here can be applied practically in your own work' Bookseller 'I've read and reviewed my fair share of books about photography and I think this is the first time I encounter a publication that focuses specifically on this phenomenon and articulates it so clearly and eloquently' We Make Money Not Art 'A thought-provoking collection showcasing the increasing diversity of photography now considered as art' Photography Monthly
Robert Shore is the editor of the visual-arts quarterly Elephant and was previously deputy editor at Art Review magazine. As an arts journalist he has contributed to the Sunday Times, the Guardian and Metro. He is also the author of 10 Principles of Advertising and Bang in the Middle.