The real world is full of cameras; the virtual world is full of images. Where does all this photographic activity leave the artist-photographer? Post-Photography tries to answer that question by investigating the exciting new language of photographic image-making that is emerging in the digital age of anything-is-possible and everything-has-been-done-before.
Found imagery has become increasingly important in post-photographic practice, with the internet serving as a laboratory for a major kind of image-making experimentation. But artists also continue to create entirely original works using avant-garde techniques drawn from both the digital and analogue eras.
This book is split into five sections – Something Borrowed, Something New; Layers of Reality; All the World Is Staged; Hand and Eye; and Post-Photojournalism – which cover the key strategies adopted by 53 of the most exciting and innovative international artist-photographers of the 21st century.
Robert Shore is the editor of the visual-arts quarterly Elephant and was previously deputy editor at Art Review magazine. As an arts journalist he has contributed to theSunday Times, the Guardian and Metro. He is also the author of 10 Principles of Advertising and Bang in the Middle.
Established in London in 1991, Laurence King Publishing is now recognised as one of the world’s leading publishers of books on the creative arts.