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Auto Focus By Susan Bright

Auto Focus by Susan Bright

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Summary

Features the work of 75 photographers from around the world for whom self-portraiture is a central part of their work. This book includes an introduction that uses historical examples to enrich the understanding of how self-portraiture was first used in photography and to illustrate how self-portrait derived and developed from those origins.

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Auto Focus: The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography by Susan Bright

Auto Focus features the work of 75 contemporary photographers from around the world for whom self-portraiture is a central part of their work. Issues of identity - national, sexual, racial, personal or artistic - are key to all the images featured in this book. In an extended introduction, historical examples are used to enrich the understanding of how self-portraiture was first used in photography and to illustrate how the contemporary self- portrait derived and developed from those origins. The book, organized around five themes dominant in contemporary self-portraiture, provides a clear guide for readers through a significant and dynamic genre.

Auto Focus Reviews

'Intriguing ... a feast of elaborate photographic reinvention' - Observer
'Insightful and commanding ... an indispensable modern guide to the long-established art of the self-portrait' - Glass Magazine
'An inspirational tome' - Professional Photographer
'A great compilation of images on a particularly difficult genre of photography ... very engaging text' - Amateur Photographer

About Susan Bright

Susan Bright is a curator and writer. She has taught extensively in the UK and convened major international conferences and seminars on many aspects of art and photography. She was formerly Assistant Curator of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, Curator at the Association of Photographers and Acting Director for the MA Photography (Historic and Contemporary) at Sotheby's Insitute of Art, London.

Table of Contents

Introduction * Autobiography * Body * Masquerade * Studio & Album Performance

Additional information

GOR011851414
9780500543894
0500543895
Auto Focus: The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography by Susan Bright
Used - Like New
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
20100823
224
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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