Photo Provocations: Thinking In, With, and about Photographs, Volume 1

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Scarecrow Press, 2004 - Photography - 169 pages
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Compared to verbal print media, the mechanisms for making, disseminating, and managing photographs are all quite new. At the same time, there is little precedent for how to think about pictures as items to be managed for the use of others. In Photo Provocations, O'Connor and Wyatt provide us with "threads of thought" from which can be woven into more effective systems of access and use. While some of the essays in the text are aimed directly at librarians, archivists, and those whose professional work hinges directly on deep understanding of photographs, the majority is aimed at all who want to make better use of images: whether in shooting photographs, using photographs to tell stories or make presentations, depending on photographs for evidence in numerous academic arenas, or using family photo albums to help make sense out of being human.
 

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Contents

If a Picture Were Worth One Thousand Words
1
Why Are We Writing a Book about Photographs?
5
Argus Eyes across the Years
15
Blow Up Redux
25
Butterfly Effect
31
Butterfly Redux
39
Dust Bowl in Maine
45
Exquisite Empiricism
49
Native Elements
105
Native Elements Redux
111
Ripples of Meaning
117
Pointing at Cattle and Dogs Reflections on an Eyemodule
123
Whats Right with This Picture?
129
Up the Representation of a Creek with Only a Representation of a Paddle
133
Sun Sculpture Flailing about in Photospace
141
Pictures of Boys with Guns
147

Exquisite Empiricism Redux
67
Robocams and AACR
73
Digital Mindscapes
77
Interface
83
Off the Rez
89
The Predicament of Categories
93
Reflections on a Photojournal Notebook
101
With Apologies to Magritte
151
Face of the Bull
157
Epilogue on Provocation
161
Bibliography
163
About the Authors
171
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\Brian O'Connor coordinates the Interdisciplnary Information Science Ph.D. Program at the University of North Texas.

Roger Wyatt serves on the faculty of the School of Library & Information Management at Emporia State University and is co-founder of McLellan Wyatt Digital.

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