Photography Fifth Edition

A Cultural History


This book is not yet published, but will be available from June 2021.

ISBN: 9781786277855 Category:

Mary Warner Marien


The fifth edition of this indispensable history of photography spans the history of the medium, from its early development to current practice, and providing a focused understanding of the cultural contexts in which photographers have lived and worked throughout, this remains an all-encompassing survey.

Mary Warner Marien discusses photography from around the world and through the lenses of art, science, travel, war, fashion, the mass media and individual photographers. Professional, amateur and art photographers are all represented, with ‘Portrait’ boxes devoted to highlighting important individuals and ‘Focus’ boxes charting particular cultural debates. Mary Warner Marien is also the author of 100 Ideas that Changed Photography and Photography Visionaries.

New additions to this ground-breaking global survey of photography includes 20 new images and sections on advances in technology and the influence of social media platforms. An essential text for anyone studying photography.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 22 x 29.2 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 24 June 2021
Number of pages 568
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 22 x 29.2 cm
Weight 300 g
Mary Warner Marien is Professor Emerita in the Department of Fine Arts at Syracuse University, New York. She is the author of numerous articles and books among them 100 Ideas that Changed Photography and Photography Visionaries.