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Book review: why photography matters

Allerton, Catherine (2013) Book review: why photography matters. LSE Review of Books (22 Oct 2013) Blog.

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Catherine Allerton casts her anthropologist’s eyes over Jerry Thompson’s Why Photography Matters, and finds an endlessly thought-provoking and illuminating read for students interested in ethnography, photography, and media. Thompson considers the money-fuelled expansion of the market for photography, and he compares ambitious “meant-for-the-wall” photographs with smaller, quieter works. In a world of ‘selfies’, what kind of photography matters?

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Library of Congress subject classification: T Technology > TR Photography
Sets: Departments > Anthropology
Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 15:12

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