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Picturing Place: Photography and the Geographical Imagination

Picturing Place: Photography and the Geographical Imagination

Edited by: Joan Schwartz, James Ryan

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The advent of photography opened up new worlds to 19th century viewers, who were able to visualize themselves and the world beyond in unprecedented detail. But the emphasis on the photography's objectivity masked the subjectivity inherent in deciding what to record, from what angle and when. This text examines this inherent subjectivity. Drawing on photographs that come from personal albums, corporate archives, commercial photographers, government reports and which were produced as art, as record, as data, the work shows how the photography shaped and was shaped by geographical concerns.

Author Info

Joan M. Schwartz is Senior Photography Specialist at the National Archives of Canada, Ottawa. James R. Ryan is Lecturer in Human Geography at The Queen's University, Belfast.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.
Series: International Library of Human Geography

ISBN: 9781860647512
Publication Date: 24 Jan 2003
Number of Pages: 368
Height: 246
Width: 187
Illustrations: 70 b&w photographs

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