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Photography - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range TR1 - TR1050 (Photography) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • Decolonising the camera : photography in racial time / Mark Sealy
    TR 183 S43 2019

  • My wallet of photographs: the collected photographs of J.M. Synge, arranged and introduced by Lilo Stephens
    TR 653 S9

  • Photography theory / edited by James Elkins
    TR 185 P55 2007eb

    Photography Theory presents forty of the world's most active art historians and theorists, including Victor Burgin, Joel Snyder, Rosalind Krauss, Alan Trachtenberg, Geoffrey Batchen, Carol Squiers, Margaret Iversen and Abigail Solomon-Godeau in animated debate on the nature of photography.

    Photography has been around for nearly two centuries, but we are no closer to understanding what it is. For some people, a photograph is an optically accurate impression of the world, for others, it is mainly a way of remembering people and places. Some view it as a sign of bourgeois life, a kind of addiction of the middle class, whilst others see it as a troublesome interloper that has confused people's ideas of reality and fine art to the point that they have difficulty even defining what a photograph is. For some, the whole question of finding photography's nature is itself misguided from the beginning.

    This provocative second volume in the Routledge The Art Seminar series presents not one but many answers to the question what makes a photograph a photograph?


  • Unapologetic beauty / Joanna Frueh ; photography by Frances Murray
    TR 681 W6U53 2019

    A startlingly powerful collaboration reimagines female beauty

    What is beauty without pain? Compromise is what our culture offers women: cinching, pinching, cutting, shaving, scraping, starving, and, of course, lifting and separating, all in service of one sharply circumscribed model purported to be pleasing--but not to most, if any, women.

    This extraordinary book reimagines beauty at its most provocative and fetishized locus: the female breast. Artist, writer, and scholar Joanna Frueh scrutinizes ideals of beauty and sensuality, often motivated by her experiences with breast cancer. Frances Murray, her friend and collaborator for more than thirty years, documents Frueh's journey of unapologetic beauty in a series of intimate, dazzlingly original photographs before and after her bilateral mastectomy and chemotherapy.

    Reflecting with insight, directness, and humor--and with contributions from a breast surgeon, an oncologist, and artists and scholars who have had breast cancer--Frueh arrives at a new, liberating view of beauty and of the sensual pleasure found in transformative self-acceptance. Central to this reckoning is her documentation and critique of the notion of hyperbeauty (the flash of flesh appeal, hyperthin, hyperfeminine, hyperbosomy, hypersexy, and hyperyoung sold at the global 24/7 beauty bazaar) and her playful, inventive presentation of tools for remaking minds and hearts disfigured by self-denying ideals.

    In its bracing critique, passionate argument, and compelling narrative--all illustrative of its own unapologetic beauty--this collaboration is a performance of startling power, stirring to consider and a pleasure to behold.


  • The male nude : a survey in photography, June 13-July 28, 1978 / Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, New York City
    TR 675.M33 1978

  • Milton Rogovin, the forgotten ones / interview by Cheryl Brutvan ; with essays by Robert J. Doherty and Fred Licht
    TR 647.R62 1985

  • Arnaud Maggs : nomenclature
    TR 647 M35 2006
    This is the second in a series of annual publications published by Steidl celebrating the winner of the Scotiabank Photography Award, Canada's largest contemporary photography award for an established Canadian artist. Scotiabank is a leader among Canadian corporations and is recognized internationally for its charitable donations and philanthropic activities. The award was established by photographer Edward Burtynsky and Jane Nokes of Scotiabank. Arnaud Maggs demonstrates the range of this year's winner's oeuvre with seventeen series including Joseph Beuys, 100 Profile Views (1980); Kunstakademie (1980); Andre Kertesz, 144 Views (1980); Hotel (1991); Repertoire (1997); Contamination (2007); The Dada Portraits (2010) and his most recent series After Nadar (2012). Together they convey current theories related to the study of the history of photography, which stress the importance of using first generation objects as research tools to re-examine history. Arnaud Maggs brings viewers face to face with books, ephemera, and portrait studies, skilfully photographed, re-presented and gracefully shared with us as works of fine art
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  • Desert cantos / Richard Misrach ; essay by Reyner Banham
    TR 660.5 M58 1987

  • Daido Moriyama / introduction by Gabriel Bauret ; [introduction translated from the French by Ruth Sharman]
    TR 647 M669 2013
    A new title in this accessible and affordable photography series

    Daido Moriyama first came to prominence in the mid-1960s with his gritty depictions of Japanese urban life. He draws inspiration from the trenchent social critiques produced by photographer Shomei Tomatsu, William Klein's confrontational photographs of New York, Andy Warhol's silkscreened multiples of newspaper images, and the writings of Jack Kerouac and Yukio Mishima. His highly innovative and intensely personal photographic approach often incorporates high contrast, graininess, and tilted vantages to convey the fragmentary nature of modern realities.

  • Man Ray's Paris portraits, 1921-39 / Timothy Baum
    TR 680 B345 1989

  • Berenice Abbott : a life in photography / Julia Van Haaften
    TR 140 A25V36 2018

    Berenice Abbott is to American photography what Georgia O'Keeffe is to painting or Willa Cather to letters. Abbott's sixty-year career established her not only as a master of American photography but also as a teacher, writer, archivist and inventor.

    A teenage rebel from Ohio, Abbott escaped to Paris--photographing, in Sylvia Beach's words, "everyone who was anyone"--before returning to New York as the Roaring Twenties ended. Abbott's best known work, "Changing New York", documented the city's 1930s metamorphosis. She then turned to science as a subject, culminating in work important to the 1950s "space race". This biography secures Abbott's place in the histories of photography and modern art while framing her accomplishments as a female artist and entrepreneur.


  • Nan Goldin / Guido Costa
    TR 680 C66 2001
    This volume - investigating the work of a particular photographer, in this case, Nan Goldin - comprises a 4000-word essay by an expert in the field, 55 photographs presented chronologically, each with a commentary, and a biography of the featured photographer.

  • Recollecting landscapes : rephotography, memory and transformation, 1904-1980-2004-2014 / Bruno Notteboom & Pieter Uyttenhove (eds.) ; authors, Bruno Notteboom [and six others] ; with a contribution by Mark Klett
    TR 660.5 R436 2018

  • Are photographs truthful? : whence veracity? / by Michael Shapter
    TR 183 S53 2018
    For decades, people have made certain assumptions about photographs, the primary one being that they are truthful in depicting reality. While this is true in many cases, it is not always so. This book traces the rise of photography's perceived veracity. It shows why a combination of pre-knowledge of early developments in imagery, a persistent marketing campaign espousing the accuracy of photographs and a perception by users that what they got from their photographs was an accurate depiction acted to create the belief in the photograph's veracity. The book uses philosophy, physiology, psychology and photography to tell this story and concludes by describing a system of identification that could be used to separate images that are not always what they seem. The turbulence caused to photography with the introduction of digital imaging is described and is the impetus for the beginning of the discussion about where photography sits today amongst other images.

  • Laurier Palace / Louis Perreault
    TR 655 P48 2016
Updated: Monday 11 November 2019
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