NEWFOTOSCAPES

Selected for Lens Culture’s Best Photobooks of 2014

“…timely and exciting…a must read…”
Joanna Zylinska, Professor of New Media and Communications at Goldsmiths and curator of Photomediations Machine.

“I’m filled with admiration for the discussions and thinking that you are provoking. I’ve been inspired by NEWFOTOSCAPES over and over, and just now, finding myself traveling, I downloaded an e-book version to carry with me. “
Jim Casper, Editor & Publisher
LensCulture – Global photography network and online magazine

“…it’s a great contribution to the pedagogical conversation.”
Charlotte Cotton, Author & Curator

“…a feast of insights and ideas… Thought-provoking and wide-ranging… a joy to read… Anyone interested in contemporary photography should be interested in New Fotoscapes”
Professor Paul Frosh

“Very cool.”
Aperture, NY

Title: NEWFOTOSCAPES
Publisher: Library of Birmingham
Date: 2014
ISBN: 978-07093-0268-1 (Print) 978-0793-0269-8 (eBook)
Price: £22 hardback
Details: 232 pages, 210mm x 130mm
Front and Back Covers: 1000mic Grey Board
End Papers: 175gm Colourplan Bright Red
Paper stock: 80gm Inaset Offset text pages

Introduction
NEWFOTOSCAPES seeks to navigate the evolving topography surrounding the image in the twenty-first century; offering a focused eye on the contemporary creative author-curator and image-maker and on the possibilities afforded by an increasingly complex professional landscape. Jonathan Shaw advocates a new way of thinking about photographic production and education in a post-digital era.

NEWFOTOSCAPES is a collection of curated texts arising from a series of in-depth conversations with key stakeholders in, and influential commentators on, photography; including Andy Adams (Flakphoto), David Campbell, Charlotte Cotton, Dónall Curtin, Nathaniel Pitt, Mishka Henner, Francis Hodgson, Dewi Lewis, Stephen MayesKatrina Sluis and an introduction by Jonathan. Perspectives and views cover a wide range of topics such as; agencies, appropriation, archives, community, curation, governance, licensing, mobile, networked-image, open education, photobooks, power and value.

In the spirit of today’s mobile and connected world NEWFOTOSCAPES will be simultaneously available on the web under a Creative Commons license and versioned in online, eBook and print formats.

The NEWFOTOSCAPES is published by the Library of Birmingham and has been realised with the support of a GRAIN research partnership in collaboration with Coventry University and Jonathan Shaw.

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