martes, 1 de septiembre de 2015

Free download: Photography within the Humanities.Wellesley College Library: Artic Edu pdf

A veces encuentra uno pequeños libros de descarga libre referidos a la fotografía que merece la pena bajarlos y archivarlos para leerlos con tranquilidad.
En este caso tiene especial interés por las personas que hablan sobre fotografía lo hacen  en fecha tan lejana como 1976.....

Photography within the Humanities
During the month of April 1976, Wellesley College hosted several photographers in a series of ten symposia called Photography within the Humanities. Participates included John Morris, Paul Taylor, Gjon Mili, Robert Frank, Frederick Wiseman, John Szarkowski, W. Eugene Smith, Susan Sontag, Irving Penn, and Robert Coles. Irving Penn spoke at Wellesley College on April 23, 1976, and the transcript of his lecture begins on p. 122

Internet Archive via Wellesley College Library:
http://www.archive.org/details/photographywithi00well




Creo que es un libro recomendable en todos sus apartados pero muy especialmente lo que nos dice Susan Sontag, por ejemplo, por citar solo unas frases suyas:


My purpose is not to evaluate the work of particular photographers, but rather to discuss the problems raised by the presence of photography, and these include moral issues as well as aestheticissues. I think it's a perfectly good idea to study photography. I'm not talking about studying making photographs, but studying looking at them, and learning how to see, because the way in which you learn to see is a general education of sight, and its results can be extended to other ways of seeing.

Y también el texto de John Morris uno de los grandes editores de prensa gráfica de la historia de la fotografía.