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Image Brokers : Visualizing World News in the Age of Digital Circulation (Paperback) (Zeynep Devrim

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Image Brokers is an in-depth ethnography of the labor and infrastructure behind news images and how they are circulated. Zeynep Gürsel presents an intimate look at the ways image brokersthe people who manage the distribution or restriction of imagesconstruct and culturally mediate the images they circulate. Through this framework, news images become visual commodities that impact how politics and culture are visualized in the world.Set against the backdrop of the War on Terror and the industry-wide transition from analog to digital technologies,Image Brokers is a multi-sited ethnography based on fieldwork conducted at the industry’s centers of power in New York and Paris. It also explores how new digital and social media platforms continue to change photojournalism and create ever-widening distribution networks. The book is a powerful investigation of the processes of decision making amid the changing infrastructures of representation.
Image Brokers is an in-depth ethnography of the labor and infrastructure behind news images and how they are circulated. Zeynep Gürsel presents an intimate look at the ways image brokersthe people who manage the distribution or restriction of imagesconstruct and culturally mediate the images they circulate. Through this framework, news images become visual commodities that impact how politics and culture are visualized in the world.

Set against the backdrop of the War on Terror and the industry-wide transition from analog to digital technologies,Image Brokers is a multi-sited ethnography based on fieldwork conducted at the industry?s centers of power in New York and Paris. It also explores how new digital and social media platforms continue to change photojournalism and create ever-widening distribution networks. The book is a powerful investigation of the processes of decision making amid the changing infrastructures of representation.
Number of Pages: 416
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Photojournalism
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Zeynep Devrim Gu00fcrsel
Language: English
Street Date: April 12, 2016
TCIN: 21571305
UPC: 9780520286375
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-7556
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