The Routledge Companion to Photography and Visual Culture
by Moritz Neumüller
The Routledge Companion to Photography and Visual Culture is a seminal reference source for the ever-changing field of photography. Comprising an impressive range of essays and interviews by experts and scholars from across the globe, this book examines the medium’s history, its central issues and emerging trends, and its much-discussed future. The collected essays and interviews explore the current debates surrounding the photograph as object, art, document, propaganda, truth, selling tool, and universal language; the perception of photography archives as burdens, rather than treasures; the continual technological development reshaping the field; photography as a tool of representation and control, and more.
One of the most comprehensive volumes of its kind, this companion is essential reading for photographers and historians alike.
Edited by Moritz Neumüller
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About the editor:
Moritz Neumüller is a curator, educator and writer in the field of Photography and New Media. He has worked for institutions such as MoMA New York, La Fábrica Madrid and PhotoIreland Festival in Dublin. He is the academic director of the Photography Department of IED Madrid, and runs a postgraduate course for the IDEP school in Barcelona. He is a regular contributor to European Photography Magazine (Berlin) and Photoresearcher (Vienna), and has curated exhibitions on artists such as Bernd and Hilla Becher, Yamamoto Masao, Cristina de Middel, Stephen Gill, Gabriel Orozco, Martin Parr, Chris Jordan, and Erik Kessels. Since 2010, he has run The Curator Ship, an online resource for visual artists. Recent curatorial projects include the Daegu Biennial 2014 (Korea), the Photobook Week Aarhus (Denmark), and the exhibition Photobook Phenomenon for the CCCB center in Barcelona.