Basics Creative Photography 03: Behind the Image: Research in Photography

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Bloomsbury Academic, May 24, 2012 - Photography - 176 pages

Basics Creative Photography: Behind the Image is a unique resource for the modern photographer. Professionals, students and enthusiasts alike will all benefit from this new guide demonstrating how to create compelling and evocative images. Encouraging research, reflection and debate, this new title will revolutionize the way new projects are approached.

By looking at how successful photographers have produced meaningful canons of work, Behind the Image gives readers the creative edge today's photographers need to make their work stand out from the crowd. The book's generous selection of images brings together an eclectic range of photographic styles and genres, creating a refreshing and inspiring resource for all.

• Contributors include Martha Rosler, Vivian Maier, Jeff Wall, Karen Knorr and Hashem el Madani.
• Gives photographers essential research and communication techniques to complement their technical expertise through a range of practical tools and examples.
• Encourages photographers to create images with longevity and to consider how to produce successful bodies of work for portfolios and exhibitions.
• In 2010, Natasha Caruana was named 'the one to watch' in the Royal Photographic Society Journal. She is currently holding her first solo show at the Photofusion Gallery in London.

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About the author (2012)

Anna Fox has worked in photography for thirty years. Influenced by British documentary tradition and US 'New Colourists', her first work, Workstations (Camerawork, London 1988), observed London office culture in the mid-Thatcher years. Her later work, Friendly Fire, was exhibited in the exhibition Warworks at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Fox's solo shows have been seen at The Photographer's Gallery, London, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago and her work has been included in numerous international group shows, such as Through the Looking Glass and Documentary Dilemmas. She is professor of photography at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK.

Natasha Caruana is a practising artist, lecturer of photography and founding director of the London-based Studio Strike artists' studios. She graduated with an MA in photography at the Royal College of Art in 2008 and is currently a lecturer of photography at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK. Her work has been exhibited internationally in the US, Poland, Germany and Saudi Arabia, and is held in the collections of the British Library and the Women's Institute in London, and the Kinsey Institute in Indiana, US.

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