Shooting the Picture
This groundbreaking book explores our political leaders and campaigns, crime, war and censorship, international events, disasters and trauma, sport, celebrity, gender, race and migration. It maps the technological evolution in the industry from the dark room to digital, from picturegram machines to iPhones, and from the death knock to the ascendancy of social media. It raises the question whether these changes will spell the end of traditional press photography as we know it.
Fay Anderson lectures in the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University. Sally Young is a Reader in Political Science and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow for 2014-17.