Photography Today: A History of Contemporary Photography

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This major new study of contemporary photography considers the work of over 100 photographers through eleven thematic chapters on subjects such as street photography, portraiture, landscape photography and documentary. It traces the development of photography as an art form in each of these genres individually and also looks at the ties and links between them. What is revealed is a complex story with numerous tangents. Mark Durden's narrative, combined with rich illustrative content and an easily accessible design, guides a clear path through this story, showcasing the work of great individual photographers while also being able to place this into the larger narrative of the medium's development.
Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyPhaidon
Number of pages464
ISBN (Print)9780714845630
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2014


  • photography
  • documentary
  • landscape
  • portraiture
  • street


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