Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Book to Get

Living with His Camera-CL
by Gallop, Jane, Sutcliffe, Jane
Duke University Press, 2003

"This book is a book of almost filial devotion -- a sympathetic reading of classic books in the field of photographic theory. It is especially interesting on two of my favorites in the field, Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida, and Pierre Bourdieu, Photography: A Middlebrow Art. Gallop critiques these and others from the point of view of the day to day experience of being the photographic subject of her photographer husband, Dick Blau, whose excellent family photographs illustrate the text. The photographed subject does not often have a voice in theory. Gallop's contribution helps fill that gap."

-Reviewed by Margaret Olin here.
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