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After Photography

After Photography A fascinating look at the perils and possibilities of photography in a digital age After Photography examines the myriad ways in which the digital revolution has fundamentally altered the way we recei

  • Title: After Photography
  • Author: Fred Ritchin
  • ISBN: 9780393050240
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A fascinating look at the perils and possibilities of photography in a digital age After Photography examines the myriad ways in which the digital revolution has fundamentally altered the way we receive visual information, from photos of news events taken by ordinary people on cell phones to the widespread use of image surveillance In a world beset by critical problemsA fascinating look at the perils and possibilities of photography in a digital age.After Photography examines the myriad ways in which the digital revolution has fundamentally altered the way we receive visual information, from photos of news events taken by ordinary people on cell phones to the widespread use of image surveillance In a world beset by critical problems and ambiguous boundaries, Fred Ritchin argues that it is time to begin energetically exploring the possibilities created by digital innovations and to use them to better understand our rapidly changing world Ritchin one of our most influential commentators on photography investigates the future of visual media as the digital revolution transforms images into a hypertextual medium, fundamentally changing the way we conceptualize the world Simultaneously, the increased manipulation of photographs makes photography suspect as reliable documentation, raising questions about its role in recounting personal and public histories In the tradition of John Berger and Susan Sontag, Ritchin analyzes photography s failings and reveals untapped potentials for the medium 50 color illustrations

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    1. La fotografia nasce come volontà di catturare l'attimo, il momento e di fissarlo nell'eternità. Ma cosa succede dopo la fotografia? Nei tempi di internet e dell'immediata circolazione delle immagini Cosa implica lo scatto politico, la foto messa in scena o quella ritoccata, nella nostra mente? È in grado una sola fotografia di cambiare la storia? O la percezione che noi abbiamo delle cose? Questo libro tenta non di rispondere a queste e ad altre migliaia di domande ma piuttosto di svelarci le [...]


    2. What an amazing book for photographers, artists and anyone concerned with the madness and wonder ushered in every millisecond by not just digital photography but the digital age at large! I have to admit that there are some very dense moments in the critique and I felt like running to my dictionary on more than one occasion, but essentially I feel that what Ritchin has to say about the possibilities for digital photography is so important. It really sort of put my feelings about my own use of di [...]


    3. I stumbled across this book in the bookstore, and knew just by briefly flipping through it that it would be worth buying. I'm glad I did! It turned out to be a lively, provocative look at both what photography is and what it may become in the future. That said, it seems more like a series of related essays than a singular coherent vision of the future of the still image. Fortunately, this makes it more appealing; instead of making predictions about the future development of photography, a variet [...]


    4. Synopsis"After Photography" examines the myriad ways in which the digital revolution has fundamentally altered the way we receive visual information, from photographs of news events taken by ordinary people on mobile phones to the widespread use of image surveillance. In a world beset by critical problems and ambiguous boundaries, Fred Ritchin argues that it is time to explore the possibilities created by digital innovations and to use them to understand our rapidly changing world.Ritchin invest [...]


    5. Chapter 5 : image, war , legacy A great book for finding more indepth knowledge about photography and how much of an impact it has. In the book the passage I found most eye opening "We have to be very clear on this point: that the response is to the image, not to the man, since 99 percent of the voters have no contact with the man. It's not what's there that counts, it's what's projeted- abd it'st what he projects but rather what the voter recieves. It's not the man we have to change, but rather [...]


    6. An interesting take on photography as it converts from analog to digital, Ritchin's analysis concerning photo manipulation and media literacy in the modern era is enlightening and a little frightening. While he veers a bit too much into fantastical philosophy when discussing potential future implications, he makes some excellent points about how to avoid "compassion fatigue", the endangered nature of individual privacy, and the evolving role of citizen journalism/activism - all the result of the [...]


    7. I did not expect that I was going to love this book but I couldn't put it down. Such a great analysis on not only how photography changed art and journalism but how it changed us, how we think, and how we go about the world. Richtin is skeptical and concerned about the future but not someone who is opposed to progress. His argument is complicated and thorough and he focuses much more on what new media can do to enhance photography and understanding rather than lament that it is destroying the wo [...]


    8. I read this book during a Sunday 6 train ride into a the city and a long bath, and I can't stop thinking about it. The author is the director of pixelpress, which "encourage[s:] documentary photographers, writers, filmmakers, artists, human rights workers and students to explore the world in ways that take advantage of the new possibilities provided by digital media."


    9. Thus far this book is very much what I was hoping it would be. Current and inter-disciplinary, it approaches photography from a wide perspective, placing it within the context of our wider contemporary culture.


    10. Eloquent argument for photography's continued use as a reportage medium in the 21st century. As an artist of course I have no interest in veracity or eyewitness accounts, but Mr. Ritchin has plenty of insightful things to add to the argument.


    11. Some interesting insights, but even in the 5-6 years since the author wrote this, many of Ritchin's concerns about digital photography have proven to be unfounded, which speaks to just how fast technology is evolving -- in many senses this book is already outdated.


    12. Brillant commentary on how media shapes our view of the worldd how we shape media to match our view of the world. This book is thought provoking and absolutely enjoyable.




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