A Chronology of Photography

A Cultural Timeline from Camera Obscura to Instagram


An entirely fresh perspective on the history of photography that uses timelines to trace the medium’s development from its inception to the present.


ISBN: 9780500545034 Category:


A Chronology of Photography presents a fresh perspective on the medium by taking a purely chronological approach to its history, tracing the complex links between technological innovations, social changes, and artistic interventions. Structured around a central timeline that charts the development of photography from early experiments with optics right up to the present-day explosion of digital media, it features sumptuous reproductions of key photographs, together with commentaries and contextual information about the social, political and cultural events of the period in which they were taken. Special technical sections that explain how the development of new camera technology impacted the practice of photography, while feature spreads highlight important themes and influential practitioners. Covering a wide selection of genres, styles and artists, it is invaluable as a comprehensive guide to photography in all its different forms and functions.

Additional information

Weight 1309 g
Dimensions 22.2 x 26.1 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 November 2018
Number of pages 272
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Paul Lowe
Dimensions 22.2 x 26.1 cm
Weight 1309 g


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