Context and Narrative

Maria Short, Sri-Kartini Leet, Elisavet Kalpaxi

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    However beautiful or technically dazzling your photographs might be, if they don't tell a story, convey an idea or make your viewer stop and think, they are unlikely to make a lasting impression.

    Context and Narrative in Photography introduces practical methods to help you plan, develop and present meaningful, communicative images. With dozens of examples from some of the world's most thought-provoking photographers, this is a beautiful introduction to a fascinating aspect of photography.

    Beginning with an exploration of different narrative techniques, you'll be guided through selecting and developing a compelling concept for your project and how it might be conveyed either through a single image or a series of photographs. You'll also learn ways to incorporate signs, symbols and text into your work and how to present the finished piece to best reach your audience.

    New to this edition are extended projects, additional exercises and discussion questions, expanded case studies, around 25% of the images and an expanded Chapter 6 on integrating text into photographic projects.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherBloomsbury Visual Arts
    Number of pages192
    ISBN (Print)9781474291170
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2019


    • Photography, context, narrative


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