In the two centuries that photography has been practical, it has created a means of communication, the understanding of which is essential to anyone navigating our visual world. From Daguerre’s early images to the real-life sharing of Instagram, photography has never really been ‘the truth’, nor is it necessarily dishonest. It is ambiguous, complicated and subjective, fleeting and lasting at the same time. With Susan Bright, I introduce in ten chapters the finest photography from the Tate collection as well as unknown finds, and along the way we show you how you can read every image and how to become and remain a critical viewer.

Authors: Hedy van Erp, Susan Bright
Tate Publishing, 2019
Hardcover, 208 pages, English

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