FRED RITCHIN AFTER PHOTOGRAPHY PDF

After Photography examines the myriad ways in which the digital revolution has fundamentally altered the way we receive visual information, from photos of news events taken by ordinary people on cell phones to the widespread use of image surveillance. In a world beset by critical problems and ambiguous boundaries, Fred Ritchin argues that it is time to begin energetically exploring the possibilities created by digital innovations and to use them to better understand our rapidly changing world. Ritchin--one of our most influential commentators on photography--investigates the future of visual media as the digital revolution transforms images into a hypertextual medium, fundamentally changing the way we conceptualize the world. Simultaneously, the increased manipulation of photographs makes photography suspect as reliable documentation, raising questions about its role in recounting personal and public histories. In the tradition of John Berger and Susan Sontag, Ritchin analyzes photography's failings and reveals untapped potentials for the medium.

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After Photography examines the myriad ways in which the digital revolution has fundamentally altered the way we receive visual information, from photos of news events taken by ordinary people on cell phones to the widespread use of image surveillance. In a world beset by critical problems and ambiguous boundaries, Fred Ritchin argues that it is time to begin energetically After Photography examines the myriad ways in which the digital revolution has fundamentally altered the way we receive visual information, from photos of news events taken by ordinary people on cell phones to the widespread use of image surveillance.

In a world beset by critical problems and ambiguous boundaries, Fred Ritchin argues that it is time to begin energetically exploring the possibilities created by digital innovations and to use them to better understand our rapidly changing world. Ritchin—one of our most influential commentators on photography—investigates the future of visual media as the digital revolution transforms images into a hypertextual medium, fundamentally changing the way we conceptualize the world.

Simultaneously, the increased manipulation of photographs makes photography suspect as reliable documentation, raising questions about its role in recounting personal and public histories. In the tradition of John Berger and Susan Sontag, Ritchin analyzes photography's failings and reveals untapped potentials for the medium. Get A Copy.

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Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of After Photography. Mar 21, Zenzile rated it really liked it. What an amazing book for photographers, artists and anyone concerned with the madness and wonder ushered in every millisecond by not just digital photography but the digital age at large!

I have to admit that there are some very dense moments in the critique and I felt like running to my dictionary on more than one occasion, but essentially I feel that what Ritchin has to say about the possibilities for digital photography is so important.

It really sort of put my feelings about my own use of di What an amazing book for photographers, artists and anyone concerned with the madness and wonder ushered in every millisecond by not just digital photography but the digital age at large! It really sort of put my feelings about my own use of digital technology in perspective and at the same time throws them into a quandary. I had just gotten my first beautiful digital SLR single lens reflex for you non-shutter bugs last Christmas and finally getting serious about learning about the craft and the technique of photography and and shaping my own personal voice through pictures.

I was taking my first photography class at Cooper Union. I was so excited! The first few chapters kind of scared me. I mean how about the fact that probably, due to the insane accessibility of digital cameras, there are at least 20 or so I'm just grabbing a number, who knows pictures of you that exist which you don't even know about, which you may never know about, which you may never want to know about.

And while you live that number will only grow potentially. If you're an extrovert, maybe that's good. If you're a private person, you have no choice.

Not a good time for the Pygmies who believe that photographs steal the soul of the subject. Most of us are so closely connected to our techno-gadgets phones, computers, cameras, twitter, facebook, GPS, etc that essentially we are already represent a move towards an evolution that resembles that of quasi cyborgs or post humans as Ritchin states.

We record without knowing it, collect things we will never see and create a trail of waste that seemingly marks us infinitely. There are many such observations about the pitfalls of photography's perverse and voyeuristic sensibilities but just as many sharp and encouraging revelations about it's ability to educate, to connect and to evolve our minds.

I highly recommend it. Dec 21, Fred Zimny rated it really liked it. Synopsis "After Photography" examines the myriad ways in which the digital revolution has fundamentally altered the way we receive visual information, from photographs of news events taken by ordinary people on mobile phones to the widespread use of image surveillance.

In a world beset by critical problems and ambiguous boundaries, Fred Ritchin argues that it is time to explore the possibilities created by digital innovations and to use them to understand our rapidly changing world.

Ritchin invest Synopsis "After Photography" examines the myriad ways in which the digital revolution has fundamentally altered the way we receive visual information, from photographs of news events taken by ordinary people on mobile phones to the widespread use of image surveillance. Ritchin investigates the future of visual media as the digital revolution transforms images into a hypertextual medium, fundamentally changing the way we conceptualise the world.

Simultaneously, the increased manipulation of photographs makes photography suspect as reliable documentation. In the tradition of John Berger and Susan Sontag, Ritchin analyses photography's failings and reveals untapped potentials for the medium. Apr 18, Arya19 rated it really liked it. Ma cosa succede dopo la fotografia?

Nei tempi di internet e dell'immediata circolazione delle immagini Cosa implica lo scatto politico, la foto messa in scena o quella ritoccata, nella nostra mente? O la percezione che noi abbiamo delle cose? Jul 25, Ray Dunsmore rated it really liked it. A disarmingly prescient look at the uses photography can and needs to fill in the strange, information-overload post-internet culture we find ourselves in.

The most important book it seems nobody in a position to benefit from its ideas has read. Though some newer site redesigns seem to be moving past the old "do what worked on print and almost nothing else" model of web design, the fascinating possibilities laid out in this book make you do little more than wonder what the hell anyone's actual A disarmingly prescient look at the uses photography can and needs to fill in the strange, information-overload post-internet culture we find ourselves in.

Though some newer site redesigns seem to be moving past the old "do what worked on print and almost nothing else" model of web design, the fascinating possibilities laid out in this book make you do little more than wonder what the hell anyone's actually doing out there. The next time a boardroom member tells someone to "pivot to video," I hope they beat him about the face with this book until he blacks out. For a book already a decade old writing about a culture that evolves so quickly, obsolescence is guaranteed for anything more than a month old, this is still a startlingly fresh book with extremely valid viewpoints and ideas.

Teach this in colleges. I stumbled across this book in the bookstore, and knew just by briefly flipping through it that it would be worth buying. I'm glad I did! It turned out to be a lively, provocative look at both what photography is and what it may become in the future.

That said, it seems more like a series of related essays than a singular coherent vision of the future of the still image. Fortunately, this makes it more appealing; instead of making predictions about the future development of photography, a variet I stumbled across this book in the bookstore, and knew just by briefly flipping through it that it would be worth buying.

Fortunately, this makes it more appealing; instead of making predictions about the future development of photography, a variety of possibilities are presented. The thing I enjoyed most was that each of these possibilities is presented both with a hopeful exuberance for what it has to offer as well as an almost-cynical overview of its pitfalls.

The works used as examples of the various principles discussed were both new to me and interesting in their own right; it could almost serve simply as an enjoyable photo book. Best of all and unlike some other musings on the topic I've read is that finishing the book left me not with an idea of the way that photography must move forward in a digital world, but inspired to find my own way to approach photography while acknowledging both its documentary and artistic ambitions.

Questo libro si scontra con entrambi questi problemi, uscendone con le ossa abbastanza rotte. May 06, Mushii Bee rated it it was amazing. Chapter 5 : image, war , legacy A great book for finding more indepth knowledge about photography and how much of an impact it has. In the book the passage I found most eye opening It's not what's there that counts, it's what's projeted- abd it's It's not the man we have to change, bu Chapter 5 : image, war , legacy A great book for finding more indepth knowledge about photography and how much of an impact it has.

It's not the man we have to change, but rather the recieved impression". Dec 10, Diana rated it it was ok Shelves: non-fiction , photography. An interesting take on photography as it converts from analog to digital, Ritchin's analysis concerning photo manipulation and media literacy in the modern era is enlightening and a little frightening.

I did not expect that I was going to love this book but I couldn't put it down. Such a great analysis on not only how photography changed art and journalism but how it changed us, how we think, and how we go about the world. Richtin is skeptical and concerned about the future but not someone who is opposed to progress.

His argument is complicated and thorough and he focuses much more on what new media can do to enhance photography and understanding rather than lament that it is destroying the wo I did not expect that I was going to love this book but I couldn't put it down.

His argument is complicated and thorough and he focuses much more on what new media can do to enhance photography and understanding rather than lament that it is destroying the world as we know it, which is a refreshing take.

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Fred Ritchin says that we are obsessed with ourselves and images of the unreal. That we are escaping from very real photos of destruction into visions of idyllic fantasies, and that this escapism is being branded by governments and corporations for their own ends. We are being sold products and social scenarios that appeal to our fantasies but ultimately fail us. Unlike many critics of capitalism, however, Ritchin offers solutions. And he has a long history of putting his sophisticated theories of imagery into practice. This article is part of a series of interviews with movers and shakers in the photography industry.

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I was asked to summarise each chapter in note form and then write a little summary and review of 2 chapters of my choice. This task was challenging as not only did I have to read the book but I also had to think carefully about what the book expresses. This being my favorite chapter in the book, explains the extent to which photographs are manipulated. It expresses how when we look at advertisements and nowadays we presume that there has been some alterations to the image itself. It is shocking how we just accept this rather than question it. The chapter demonstrates a notable cover from the national geographic In the picture the pyramids have been altered so that they appear closer together to fit onto the cover.

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