Streets apart genres of editorial photographs and patterns of photographic practice

Grayson, Louise (2012) Streets apart genres of editorial photographs and patterns of photographic practice. PhD by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.


My doctoral research contributes to visual scholarship by investigating and defining representational strategies of three photographic genres – press photography, photojournalism, and documentary photography – using an ‘action genre’ approach (Lemke, 1995: 32). That is, rather than taking final photographic forms as being definitive of genre, I identify patterns of ‘activity types’ involved in the production of editorial photography to define genre (1995: 32). While much has been written on editorial photography, there is no organised body of scholarship that distinguishes between these three very different modes of photographic practice. I use a major documentary project to exemplify and analyse the impact of these genres on my own photographic practice, and to explore the production of meaning within the framework of these professional genres. I triangulate the theoretical framework through the use of interviews with established Australian professionals.

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ID Code: 50796
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Graham, Philip
Keywords: press photography, photojournalism, documentary photography, action genre, reflective practice
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 06 Jun 2012 07:18
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2015 00:04

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