The following have either been of use to me as existing books in my collection, or have been specially acquired for this course. I will add to this as I progress. Essential reading from the course reading list is in bold text.

Text books:

Barson, T. et al (2006). Making History: Art and Documentary in Britain from 1929 to Now. London: Tate.

Barthes, R. (1980) Camera Lucida. London: Vintage.

Bate, D. (2009) Photography: The Key Concepts. London: Bloomsbury.

Bright, S. & Williams, V. (2007). How We Are: Photographing Britain. London: Tate.

Bull, S. (2010) Photography. Abingdon: Routledge.

Clarke, G. (1997) The Photograph: A Visual and Cultural History. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Franklin, S. (2016) The Documentary Impulse. United Kingdom: Phaidon Press.

Durden, M. (2013). Fifty Key Writers on Photography. Abingdon: Routledge.

Dyer, G. (2012) The Ongoing Moment. London: Canongate.

La Grange, A. (2005) Basic Critical Theory for Photographers. Burlington: Focal Press.

Shore, S. (2010) The Nature of Photographs: A Primer. 2nd ed. New York: Phaidon Press.

Sontag, S. (1977) On Photography. London: Penguin.

Marien, M.W. (2014). Photography: A Cultural History (4th ed). London: Laurence King Publishing Ltd.

Wells, L. (ed), (2003). The Photography Reader. Abingdon: Routledge.

Wells, L. (2009) Photography: a Critical Introduction (4th ed). Abingdon: Routledge.

Photo books:

Baker, S. and Mavlian, S. (eds.) (2014) Conflict – Time – Photography. London: Tate.

Erwitt, E. (2001) Snaps. London: Phaidon.

Eskildsen, U. (ed) (2008) Street & Studio. London: Tate.

Frank, R. (2008) The Americans. Gottingen: Steidl.

Howarth, S. and McClaren, S. (eds.) (2010) Street Photography Now. London: Thames & Hudson.

Lubben, K. (ed) (2011) Magnum Contact Sheets. London: Thames & Hudson.

Steichen, E. (ed) (2015) The Family of Man (60th Anniversary Edition). New York: MOMA.

Szarkowski, J. (2007). The Photographer’s Eye. New York: MOMA.


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