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Photography – April 2013

Lichtenberg figure from Über elektrische Entladungsfiguren auf photographischen Platten, by Anton Blümel (Berlin, 1898)   Edward Steichen: The Flatiron, gum bichromate over platinum print, 478x384 mm, 1904, printed 1909 (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1933, Accession ID: 33.43.39); image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/190019628   John Heartfield: Arbeiter Illustrierte Zeitung (vol. 9, no. 6, 1930), photomechanical reproduction (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987, Accession Number: 1987.1100.469); image © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn (reproduction, including downloaing of works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)  

This season Grove Art Online is pleased to present a group of more than 60 new and significantly updated articles on the topic of photography, developed in part in response to frequent reader requests for more expansive coverage of the history and practice of photography in Grove. The centerpiece of the project is a group of 16 new and significantly updated articles on key movements and concepts, including important pieces on documentary photography, digital photography, and the worker photography movement. The update also includes a set of 44 new biographies, South African photographer Ernest Cole, female portraitist Zaida Ben-Yosuf, 19th-century critic Francis Wey, and 20th-century curator John Szarkowski. Filling out this season’s update are another 90 photography-related articles with fully updated bibliographies to incorporate the latest research. Many thanks are due to the dedicated and accomplished scholars who contributed to this update, as well as to the institutions and individuals who generously provided over 120 stunning new illustrations to promote understanding of the texts. This new material complements Grove’s existing coverage of photography around the globe, and sets the stage for continued growth in coming years.

Tanya Sheehan
Colby College
Grove Guest Editor for Photography

Mitra Abbaspour, Museum of Modern Art: Arab Image Foundation; Raad, Walid
Geoff Belknap, Harvard University: Bonfils, Félix; Lion, Jules; Robert, Louis-Rémy; Vogel, Hermann; Wey, Francis
Eliza Butler, Columbia University: Faurer, Louis
Elizabeth Edwards, De Montfort University – Leicester: Anthropology and Photography
Jae Emerling, UNC Charlotte: Photography theory
Karen Fraser, Santa Clara University: Moriyama, Daidō; Nomura, Hitoshi
Mick Gidley, University of Leeds: Native North American Art, XV: Photography
Sarah Kate Gillespie, CUNY – York College: Cornelius, Robert; Draper, John; Root, Marcus Aurelius; Washington, Augustus
Jason Hill, Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris: Arnold, Eve; Haas, Ernst; Nachtwey, James
Elizabeth Hutchinson, Barnard College: Buehrmann, Elizabeth
Louis Kaplan, University of Toronto: Mumler, William H.
Jonathan Lipkin, Ramapo College of New Jersey: Digital photography
Mary Warner Marien, Syracuse University: Photography
Jessica McDonald, University of Texas at Austin: Lyons, Nathan
Monica McTighe, Tufts University: Aperture; Burson, Nancy; Fuss, Adam; International Center of Photography; Nixon, Nicholas; Sontag, Susan; Spence, Jo; Szarkowski, John
Allison Moore, University of South Florida: Cole, Ernest; Fani-Kayode, Rotimi; Goldblatt, David; Keita, Seydou; Mofokeng, Santu; Sidibé, Malick
Micheline Nilsen, Indiana University South Bend: Architectural Photography
Mary Panzer, New York University: Dorfman, Elsa; Hiller, Lejaren à; Rogovin, Milton
Harriet Riches, Kingston University – London: Women and Photography
Dennis Reed, Los Angeles Valley College: Pictorialism
Vanessa Rocco, Southern New Hampshire University: Auerbach, Ellen; Kallmus, Dora; Kar, Ida; Krull, Germaine
Martha Schwendener, Fashion Institute of Technology: Ben-Yusuf, Zaida; Fontcuberta, Joan; Gupta, Sunil; Paris Photo; Parr, Martin; Sultan, Larry; Van Lamsweerde and Matadin
James Smalls, University of Maryland: Van Vechten, Carl
Terri Weissman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign: Documentary photography
Kelley Wilder, De Montfort University – Leicester: Science and photography
Erika Wolf, University of Otago: Worker photography movement
Marta Zarzycka, Utrecht University: War photography

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