The Handbook of Photography Studies
A state-of-the-art overview of the field, The Handbook of Photography Studies examines the thematic interests, dynamic research methodologies and multiple scholarly directions of this exciting area. It is a source of well-informed, analytical and reflective discussions of all the main subjects that photography scholars have been concerned with, as well as a rigorous study of the field’s persistent expansion at a time when digital technology regularly boosts our exposure to new and historical photographs alike. Featuring the work of international experts, and offering diverse examples, insights and discussions of the field’s rich historiography, the Handbook provides critical guidance to the most recent research in photography studies. Split into five core parts, each with an introductory text that gives historical contextualization and scholarly orientation, this volume: • analyzes the field’s histories, theories and research strategies; • discusses photography in academic disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts; • draws out the main concerns of photographic scholarship; • interrogates photography’s cultural and geopolitical influences; and • examines photography’s multiple uses and continued changing faces. A systematic synopsis of the subject, this volume will be an invaluable resource for photography researchers and students from all disciplinary backgrounds in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Citation : Pasternak, G. (ed) (2020) The Handbook of Photography Studies. London & New York: Bloomsbury Publishing.
ISBN : 9781474242202
Research Institute : Institute of Art and Design
- School of Humanities 
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Pasternak, Gil (Book chapter)This is an introduction to a special issue of the peer-reviewed academic journal Photography and Culture on photographic cultures in late- and post-communist Eastern Europe, edited by Gil Pasternak
Pasternak, Gil (Presentation)In this talk I discussed the politics of family photography through imagery taken in Israel. Looking at collections of family photographs that have been used both in the domestic and the public spheres, I explored the ...
Amateur Photography, The Final Frontier: Developing Histories of Marginalised Popular Photographic Practices Pasternak, Gil (Presentation)My talk explored whether it is possible or desirable to position unaccounted for amateur photographic practices in relation to other dominant histories of photography. Considering how exclusive and limited the field of ...