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Photography and Travel (Exposures)

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Photography and travel go hand in hand—landmarks and scenic vistas everywhere are thronged by tourists with their eye to the view finder, trying to capture their memories on film or in megapixel. When the pioneers of photography, Henry Fox Talbot and Louis Daguerre, made their inventions public in 1839, advocates for the new technology immediately recognized photography’s capability to vividly present the spectacles of the world and make famous sights accessible to those who were not able to experience them in person. In this lively account of the partnership between photography and travel, Graham Smith explores the diverse ways pictures and travel have been partnered from the nineteenth century to today.
Taking us from France and Italy to Egypt, Japan, and North America, Smith illustrates how photography was influenced by new forms of transcontinental travel, including railroads, cars, and planes. He shows that as travel has become more democratized, the methods and experiences of it have developed in unexpected directions to create new photographic narratives. Smith also examines how photographers often go to great lengths and face considerable danger to record exotic destinations, from the ice caves of the Mer de Glace to the maw of Vesuvius, the summit of Mount Everest, and even the pockmarked surface of the moon. Packed with images from around the globe, Photography and Travel is the perfect book for intrepid photographers and armchair travelers alike.

About the Author

Graham Smith is professor emeritus at the University of St Andrews, UK, and editor of History of Photography.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Travel

2. Travel, Photography and Writing

3. The First Decades

4. The Universe in a Portfolio

5. The Twentieth Century

Epilogue

References

Select Bibliography

Acknowledgements

Photo Acknowledgements

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781861899125
Author:
Smith, Graham
Publisher:
Reaktion Books
Subject:
General Photography
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Reaktion Books - Exposures
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
80 color plates, 20 halftones
Pages:
187
Dimensions:
8.67 x 7.5 in

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