Global Photography in Grove


Zwelethu Mthethwa: Untitled (from Sugar Cane series), chromogenic print, 2007
Zwelethu Mthethwa: Untitled (from Sugar Cane series), chromogenic print, 2007


Beginning in 2012, Grove Art undertook a multi-year project to update and expand our scholarship on photography in a global context. This special project was led by Dr. Tanya Sheehan, Associate Professor of Art and Chair of the Department of Art at Colby College.

Significant new articles added as part of this project include Vernacular Photography, Photojournalism, Photobooks, Documentary Photography, Digital Photography, and Street photography, broadening Grove’s core coverage of the discipline. New biographies cover photographers around the globe including Gideon Mendel, Hércules Florence, Vivian Maier, Uchida Kuichi, Ernest Cole, Zaida Ben-Yusuf, and Héctor García, as well as Polaroid Corporation founder Edwin Land and Richard Beard, proprietor of the first commercial photography studio in London. New essays in regional articles discuss photographic practice in a local context, with new texts covering China, Japan, Korea, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Norway, and Turkey. Updates to existing articles in Grove incorporate the latest research on artists such as Louis Daguerre, Antoine Claudet, Andreas Gursky, Shinzō Fukuhara, Alexander Gardner, and William Henry Fox Talbot.

Grove Art Guide to Photography

Articles added and updated Oxford Art Online as a part of this project were gathered into the Grove Art Guide to Photography, published in 2017. A field guide for students, instructors, and scholars, the Guide provides a thorough overview of photography's history and examines photographic practices around the world. The book includes geographical and topical surveys, as well as biographies of photographers and innovators in the field. A glossary of photographic processes and techniques rounds out this fully illustrated, essential introduction to the study of photography.

On behalf of Dr. Sheehan and the Grove editorial team, we thank the dedicated and accomplished scholars who contributed to this project, as well as the institutions and individuals who generously provided beautiful new images to illustrate Grove’s texts.


Contributors Part II:
Antonella Pelizzari (Hunter College/CUNY), Italy: Photography
Claire Roberts (Australian National University), China: Photography
David Odo (Yale University), Japan: Photography
Eric Gottesman (photographer/educator), Ewald, Wendy, Mendel, Gideon
Erin Haney (George Washington University), Africa: Photography (forthcoming autumn 2014)
Erina Duganne (Texas State University), Photojournalism
Geoffrey Batchen (Victoria University of Wellington), Vernacular photography, Beard, Richard, Claudet, Antoine
Gerry D. Badger (artist and independent scholar/curator), Photobook
Heather Shannon (National Museum of the American Indian), Vroman, Adam Clark
Hye-Ri Oh (SUNY Binghamton), Korea: Photography
Jessica McDonald (Harry Ransom Center), George Eastman House, Jones, Harold, Newhall, Beaumont
John Mraz (Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico)), García, Héctor, López, Nacho, Mexico: Photography
Justin Carville (Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland), Ireland: Photography
Karen Fraser (Santa Clara University), Fukuhara, Shinzō
Kate Sampsell-Willmann (American University of Central Asia), Hine, Lewis
Kimberly Juanita Brown (Northeastern University), Carter, Kevin, Parks, Gordon
Lisa Hostetler (Smithsonian American Art Museum), Street photography, New York School (of Photography)
Luke Gartlan (University of St. Andrews), Uchida Kuichi
Makeda Best (University of Vermont), Gardner, Alexander
Mark Haworth-Booth (independent scholar, formerly of the V&A Museum), Silvy, Camille
Marta Zarzycka (Utrecht University), Calle, Sophie, Dijkstra, Rineke
Martha Langford (Concordia University), Canada: Photography
Mirjam Brusius (Max Planck Institute), Talbot, William Henry Fox
Molly Rogers (independent scholar), Zealy, Joseph T.
Nancy Micklewright (Freer and Sackler Galleries), Turkey: Photography
Peter Buse (University of Salford), Land, Edwin H.
Shana Lopes (Rutgers University/Metropolitan Museum of Art), Florence, Antoine Hercule Romuald, Langenheim Brothers
Sigrid Lien (University of Bergen), Norway: Photography
Sophie Gordon (The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle), Bedford, Francis
Stephen Pinson (New York Public Library), Daguerre, Louis-Jacques-Mandé
Steven Skopik (Ithaca College), Düsseldorf School (of Photography), Gursky, Andreas, Struth, Thomas
Tanya Sheehan (Colby College), Maier, Vivian


Contributors Part I:
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-Champaign), 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