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Photography 1: Context and Narrative: Reading List

Reference Material

Essential Reading

  1. Berger, J, (1972). Ways of Seeing. London: Penguin Books.
  2. Bull, S, (2009). Photography. Abingdon: Routledge.
  3. Bright, S, (2011). Art Photography Now. London: Thames and Hudson.
  4. Curana, N & Fox, A, (2012). Behind the Image: Research in Photography. Lausanne: AVA.
  5. Jeffrey, I, (1981). Photography: A Concise History. London: Thames & Hudson.
  6. Langford, M, et al (2010). Langford’s Basic Photography (9th ed.) Oxford: Focal Press.
  7. Short, M, (2011). Creative Photography: Context and Narrative. Lausanne: AVA.
  8. Szarkowski, J, (2007). The Photographer’s Eye. New York: MOMA.


  1. Barthes, R, (1977). Image – Music – Text. London: Fontana Press.
  2. Bate, D, (2009). Photography: The Key Concepts. London: Berg.
  3. Campany, D, (ed.) (2003). Art and Photography. London: Phaidon Press.
  4. La Grange, A,(2005). Basic Critical Theory for Photographers. Oxford: Focal Press.
  5. Sontag, S, (1979). On Photography. London: Penguin.
  6. Warner Marien, M, (2014). Photography: A Cultural History (4th ed.) London: Laurence King.
  7. Wells, L, (2009). Photography: A Critical Introduction (4th ed.) Abingdon: Routledge.