Joanna Zylinska, Professor of New Media and Communications at Goldsmiths and curator of Photomediations Machine · Feb 6, 2015
Newfotoscapes offers a focused eye for the contemporary creative image-maker and author-curator on the possibilities afforded by an increasingly complex professional landscape. The book explores a wide range of topics such as agencies, appropriation, archives, community, curation, governance, licensing, mobile, networked-image, open education, photobooks, power and value.
â€œNewfotoscapes is a timely and exciting collection of in-depth conversations with key theorists, practitioners and curators about photographyâ€™s kinship with other media. Jonathan Shaw is a brilliant interviewer: both knowledgeable and passionate about the subject, he engages his stellar cast in a poly-vocal dialogue about the changing landscape of photography and the ensuing creative developments in art, commerce, education, publishing and everyday practice. Without falling prey to an unqualified techno-optimism, the collection constitutes a joyful narrative about photography and its complex powers. .. This is a must read for anyone interested in understanding the pleasures, opportunities, as well as difficulties and responsibilities, that come with this unprecedented expansion of the medium â€“ at a time when almost all of us are photographers today.â€ (From the Photographers Gallery (London)Blog)