Photography, Narrative, Time

Imaging our Forensic Imagination

Greg Battye

Photography, Narrative, Time
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Greg Battye

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200 pages | 35 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2014
Paper $43.00 ISBN: 9781783201778 Published June 2014
Providing a wide-ranging account of the narrative properties of photographs, Greg Battye focuses on the storytelling power of a single image, rather than the sequence. Drawing on ideas from painting, drawing, film, video, and multimedia, he applies contemporary research and theories drawn from cognitive science and psychology to the analysis of photographs. Using genuine forensic photographs of crime scenes and accidents, the book mines human drama and historical and sociological authenticity to argue for the centrality of the perception and representation of time in photographic narrativity.
Sydney Morning Herald
“For anyone interested in more than photography—particularly in comprehending its strange hold over us as an activity both for taking and viewing images—this absorbing book will both expand your understanding of the medium and provide you with fresh insights from latest research.”
List of Figures
1. A Different Kind of Look: Picturing Narrative
2. What Narrative Is
3. Made for Each Other: People and Photography
4. Time
5. The Eternity of a Moment: Evidence
6. A Cognitive Turn
7. Scripts and Schemata
8. Possible Worlds

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