PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHAEOLOGY EXPOSURES

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Photography And Archaeology

Author : Frederick Nathaniel Bohrer
ISBN : 1861898703
Genre : Photography
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Through photographs we preserve the past, and looking for the past is the very job of the archaeologist. But what are we looking at in an archaeological photograph? Archaeological photography is often largely deserted, to be scanned with a forensic gaze, towards finding evidence of what once took place. At the same time, photographs of excavated sites and artefacts have revealed stunning ancient works, shot as works of art. In Photography and Archaeology, Frederick Bohrer examines some of history’s most famous archaeological excavations, as well as lesser-known and previously unpublished finds, from the Mediterranean, Middle East, Asia, Europe and the Americas, and the ways these sites have been represented in photographs. Bohrer shows how the development of photography in the nineteenth century made archaeology available to a much wider audience, and he discusses how these images revealed the material traces of the past, as well as their meaning and use today. Spanning the dual histories of both photography and archaeology, the book makes evident how what we know of the archaeological past has always been related to how it has been photographically represented and circulated: in scholarly papers, popular accounts, scientific archives, museum catalogues and numerous other formats. Bohrer concludes that such images possess contending, if not mutually exclusive, properties. While photography seems to guarantee documentary objectivity, at the same time it also fundamentally alters the archaeological object, transforming it into a work of art. Along the way, he discusses archaeological examples and images by photographers including Maxime du Camp, Francis Frith, John Beazley Greene, Ernst Herzfeld and others, to more contemporary photographers such as Aaron Levin, Roger Wood and Marilyn Bridges. Beautifully illustrated with fine archaeological images, many published here for the first time, Photography and Archaeologywill be of interest to archaeologists, art historians and photographers, as well as anyone concerned with, or captivated by, archaeology’s ongoing engagement with the past.
Category: Photography

Photography In Archaeology And Conservation

Author : Peter G. Dorrell
ISBN : 0521455545
Genre : Photography
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Describes the use and methods of photography in field archaeology, surveys, conservation and archaeological laboratories.
Category: Photography

Photography And Flight

Author : Denis Cosgrove
ISBN : 9781861898470
Genre : Photography
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Used for everything from geographic evaluation to secret spy missions, aerial photography has a rich and storied history, ably recounted here in Photography and Flight. Aerial photography is marked by its dependency on technological developments in both photography and aerospace, and the authors chart the history of this photography as it tracked the evolution of these technologies. Beginning with early images taken from hot-air balloons, fixed platforms, and subsequent handheld camera technology, Denis Cosgrove and William Fox then explain how military reconnaissance and governmental projects were instrumental in catalyzing these and other innovations in the field. They examine pivotal historical moments in which aerial photography began to establish itself as essential tool, such as in World War II military strategies, high-altitude photography taken from postwar rockets and aircraft, and the use of aerial photography during the cold war and the Cuban Missile Crisis. The book also explores the advancement of geographic scholarship through aerial photography, ranging from military excursions into Antarctica to the images of the curvature of the earth taken during the Apollo space missions. While digital technology and remote sensing have changed the landscape of photography, Photography and Flight argues that they have not diminished the significance of aerial photography in providing images of the earth. Rather, new technologies and resulting innovations such as Google Earth have enabled the mass democratization of access to such information. Photography and Flight ultimately reveals how the camera lens from far away continues to unearth telling details about the land and those who live upon it.
Category: Photography

Antiquity Photography

Author : Claire L. Lyons
ISBN : 9780892368051
Genre : History
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Biographical essays explore the careers of two major early photographers, Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey and William James Stillman. in addition, portfolios with works by Maxime Du Camp, John Beasley Greene, Francis Frith, Robert Macpherson, Adolphe Braun and others testify to the strength and consistency of other early photographers who captured the antique worlds around the Mediterranean."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: History

Photography In Archaeology And Conservation

Author : Peter G. Dorrell
ISBN : 0521455545
Genre : Photography
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Describes the use and methods of photography in field archaeology, surveys, conservation and archaeological laboratories.
Category: Photography

Where The Roads All End

Author : Ilisa Barbash
ISBN : 9780873654098
Genre : History
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Where the Roads All End tells the remarkable story of an American family’s expeditions to the Kalahari Desert in the 1950s. Raytheon founder Laurence Marshall and his family recorded the lives of the last remaining hunter-gatherers, the so-called Bushmen, in what is now recognized as one of the most important anthropology ventures in Africa.
Category: History

Photography And Africa

Author : Erin Haney
ISBN : 1861893825
Genre : Photography
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Africa, a land comprising more than fifty nations and innumerable cultural variations, has long been associated with spectacle, image, colour and representation. Since the advent of photography in the first half of the nineteenth century, Africa has been the subject for myriad photographers: indigenous and immigrant, amateur and professional, explorer and colonist, naturalist and artist, journalist and writer have for nearly two hundred years recorded intrepid expeditions and chronicled the transformations of physical, cultural and political landscapes. Photography and Africainvestigates the themes that intertwine photographs and the circumstances of their creation, placing them within broader cultural and historical currents. Presenting a wealth of astonishing and rare images, Erin Haney brings together some of the most vibrant examples taken in the continent of Africa. From royal portraiture in the nineteenth-century Cape Coast and staged vignettes of old Cairo streets, to apartheid-era South African resistance photography, this book illustrates the fascinating and long-standing relationship between Africa and the photograph. The importance of pre- and post-colonial African photographers is stressed, and Haney investigates how the medium has influenced other art forms, including painting, sculpture, performance and textiles, from the nineteenth century onwards. A powerful and celebratory insight into Africa’s relationship with the photograph, Photography and Africawill appeal to all those interested in the photography and culture of Africa, and anyone intrigued by the relationship between our ‘oldest’ continent, and the modern medium representing it.
Category: Photography

Photography And Egypt

Author : Maria Golia
ISBN : 1861895437
Genre : Photography
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Egypt immediately conjures images of the pyramids, the temples and the Sphinx in the desert. Early photographs of Egypt took these ancient monuments as their primary subjects, and these have remained hugely influential in constructing our view of the country. But while the photography of Egypt and its monuments by foreigners has been well-documented, until now comparatively little has been known about the early days of photography among Egyptians themselves. Photography and Egyptredresses the balance: as well as considering images taken by early explorers, for the first time Maria Golia presents a wide range of photography made by Egyptians, of Egyptians, from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. The author examines how photography was employed for propaganda purposes, including depictions of celebrated soldiers, workers and farmers; and how studio-based photography was used to portray the growing Egyptian middle class. Today’s young photographic artists, Golia reveals, use the medium to celebrate everyday life and to indict political and social conditions, with photography bearing witness to history – as well as helping to shape it. Illustrated with a rich, sometimes surprising variety of images, many published for the first time in the West, Photography and Egyptis the first book to relate the story of Egypt’s rapport with photography in one concise and highly readable account.
Category: Photography

Understanding Exposure

Author : Bryan Peterson
ISBN : 9780817439392
Genre : Photography
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Now refreshed with current technologies and terms, and more than 25 percent new images and an all-new chapter, this bestselling guide shows readers how to shoot great photographs with any type of camera.
Category: Photography