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Photography Cultures Reader : Representation, Agency and Identity - (Paperback)
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The Photography History and Theory Reader is a comprehensive introduction to the history of photography; its production; and its uses and effects. Including writings by early photographers such as Fox Talbot, Daguerre, Cameron, Stieglitz, Niepce and Weston, as well as key thinkers like Roland Barthes, Victor Burgin and Susan Sontag, the essays trace the development of photography, its uses and the history of ideas about the medium. Each themed section features an editor's introduction setting the readings in their historical and theoretical context.