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Photo Provocations : Thinking In, With, and about Photographs - Brian C. O'Connor

Photo Provocations

Thinking In, With, and about Photographs

Paperback Published: 28th June 2004
ISBN: 9780810846463
Number Of Pages: 182

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Compared to verbal print media, the mechanisms for making, disseminating, and managing photographs are all quite new. At the same time, there is little precedent for how to think about pictures as items to be managed for the use of others. In Photo Provocations, O'Connor and Wyatt provide us with "threads of thought" from which can be woven into more effective systems of access and use. While some of the essays in the text are aimed directly at librarians, archivists, and those whose professional work hinges directly on deep understanding of photographs, the majority is aimed at all who want to make better use of images: whether in shooting photographs, using photographs to tell stories or make presentations, depending on photographs for evidence in numerous academic arenas, or using family photo albums to help make sense out of being human.

We are exposed to thousands of images every day, many barely noticed. In Photo Provocations, O'Connor and Wyatt expose us to a few more, and in remarkably few words, examine the nature and meaning of photographs in great depth. Anyone who makes or works with photographs will find much to ponder.--Ben Blackwell, Principal Photographer, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive University of California

Acknowledgementsp. ix
If a Picture Were Worth One Thousand Wordsp. 1
Why Are We Writing a Book about Photographs?p. 5
Argus: Eyes across the Yearsp. 15
Blow Up Reduxp. 25
Butterfly Effectp. 31
Butterfly Reduxp. 39
Dust Bowl in Mainep. 45
Exquisite Empiricismp. 49
Exquisite Empiricism Reduxp. 67
Robocams and AACRp. 73
Digital Mindscapesp. 77
Interfacep. 83
Off the Rezp. 89
The Predicament of Categoriesp. 93
Reflections on a Photojournal Notebookp. 101
Native Elementsp. 105
Native Elements Reduxp. 111
Ripples of Meaningp. 117
Pointing at Cattle and Dogs: Reflections on an Eyemodulep. 123
What's Right with This Picture?p. 129
Up the Representation of a Creek with Only a Representation of a Paddlep. 133
Sun Sculpture: Flailing about in Photospacep. 141
Pictures of Boys with Gunsp. 147
With Apologies to Magrittep. 151
Face of the Bullp. 157
Epilogue on Provocationp. 161
Bibliographyp. 163
About the Authorsp. 171
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ISBN: 9780810846463
ISBN-10: 0810846462
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 182
Published: 28th June 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.12  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.3