Bending the Frame

Bending the Frame

Photojournalism, Documentary, and the Citizen

Book - 2013
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Ingram Publishing Services
In "Bending the Frame," Fred Ritchin--Professor of Photography & Imaging at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and author of "After Photography"--examines the complex relations between social justice and photojournalism in today's oversaturated political and media climates. Is visual journalism even effective at all, given the ease with which so many of us can simply record events? And how can the impact of iconic images from the Civil Rights Movement or the Vietnam War be compared to, say, the consequences of leaked images from Abu Ghraib? Do changes in strategy imply changes in accountability and responsibility for visual journalism as a whole? Ritchin intends his discussion--which ranges across new media but also includes uses of video as well as a wide range of books and exhibitions--to provide critical tools with which to approach the various efforts of today's visual (and "citizen") journalists and documentary photographers. He also examines the historical uses of photography and related media to inspire social change, the better to pose the critical question that lies at the heart of his book: How can images promote new thinking and make a difference in the world?

Publisher: New York, N.Y. :, Aperture,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Description: 175 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781597111201
Branch Call Number: 070.49 Rit


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Subject Headings

No similar edition of this title was found at BPL.

Try searching for Bending the Frame to see if BPL owns related versions of the work.

To Top