Refractions: thoughts on aesthetics and photography
In "Refractions," Ralph Gibson compiles his "Notes on the Aesthetics of Photography," a significant contribution to both practical and intellectual considerations for understanding and making photographs. It will be of interest to students, experienced practitioners, teachers, and collectors alike, as it contains the insights of one of the master protagonists of the photographic medium.
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Introduction by Mark Davison
Aspects of Influence
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