Photography and Society by Gisele Freund – CULTURAL HERITAGE BOOKS
Photography and Society by Gisele Freund

Photography and Society by Gisele Freund

Regular price $ 40.00 $ 0.00 Unit price per
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Boston : David R. Godine, 1980. First edition. Hardcover. 231 pages ; b/w photographs ; 21 cm. Very good copy; no underlines or markings within the pages. Satisfaction guaranteed!


Photography & Society by Gisele Freund

Gisele Freund is one of the world's great photographers, and her images, many of which have appeared in the pages of Time and Life, remain classics in their genre. Her seminal scholarly work on the history of documentary photography is not known, however, to the English-speaking world. It is good news indeed, then, that Photography & Society, a book available for years in French, German, Danish, and Japanese editions, is now published in English.

This landmark study explores the intricate and ever-changing relationship between the photographer and the surrounding society. It considers the ubiquitous commercial, social, and political demands with which the photographer must deal and examines how the photographic reactions to these demands have in turn changed the society they reflect. It asks the basic question: 'How does the photographer reflect, integrate, affirm, or deny the profound social values he selects to record?'

Freund leads the reader through the maze of photographic history with a steady hand, beginning with the origins of documentary photography in France in the 1840s and continuing through to the visions of such great photojournalists as Lewis Hine, Lucien Aigner, Robert Capa, Heinrich Zille, and many others. She brings to this subject the passion of a social historian and the narrative power of a novelist. This volume is illustrated with classic images both by the photographers themselves and of the equipment they used.

Gisele Freund was born in 1912 in Berlin, Germany. She attended university at Freiburg and at Frankfurt and, after fleeing Nazi persecution in 1933, became a student at the Sorbonne, where she received her Ph.D. in 193 6. Her photographs have been exhibited worldwide and she is the author of La photographie en France au dix-neuvi&me si&cle, James Joyce in Paris: His Final Years, Le monde et ma camera, and Mémoires de l'oeil.

Q: What are your return policy?

A: We offer a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee for all purchases regardless of the reason for the return. Further details about return and refund can be found on our return page under the link column below.

Q: Where are you located?

A: We are located in Massachusetts.

Q: Do you have a customer service telephone number?

A: Yes we do. You can reach us Monday - Friday 9-5 PM E.S.T at (617) 599-2003.

Q: What payment method do you accept?

A: We accept all major credit cards, as well as PAYPAL, APPLEPAY AND GOOGLEPAY.

Q: I need additional photographs of this book to help me determine if it is the correct book that I am looking for? Can you send them to me?

A: Yes. Just send us a notice via the contact us page and we'll be happy to help.

We are always here to help so if you have any questions, just contact us via Facebook by way of that blue button on the left-hand side or send us an email via our contact us page. We also take phone calls from 10-5pm EST M-F at 617-599-2003.