Shooting the Picture

Shooting the Picture

Press Photography in Australia

Book - 2016
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"Shooting the Picture is the story of Australian press photography from 1888 to today - the power of the medium, seismic changes in the newspaper industry, and photographers who were often more colourful than their subjects. This groundbreaking book explores our political leaders and campaigns, crime, war, and censorship, international events, disasters and trauma, sport, celebrity, gender, race and migration. It maps the technological evolution in the industry from the dark room to digital, from picturegram machines to iPhones, and from the death knock to the ascendancy of social media. It raises the question whether these changes will spell the end of traditional press photography as we know it."--Back cover.
Publisher: Carlton, Victoria, Melbourne University Publishing,, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780522868555
Characteristics: xxiv, 359 pages : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 24 cm.

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