Street photography and photobook: Case studies on Ed van der Elsken

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Street photography and photobook: Case studies on Ed van der Elsken

Type: Master thesis
Title: Street photography and photobook: Case studies on Ed van der Elsken
Author: Yip, On Ki
Issue Date: 2017-08-31
Keywords: photobook
Ed van der Elsken
photography
street photography
history of photography
Abstract: Photography and identity, of the photographer, and of the photographed places, have a close relationship to one another. This espeically is a central theme in street photography. This thesis aims to explore street photography photobooks' ability to reflect the identity of the photographer, as well as the identities and impressions of different cities through the creative process of bookmaking by photographers. This study starts with a historical and theoretical framework to explain the significance of photobook as a genre, as well as the meaning and values of street photography. The research then presents case studies on six publications produced by the famous Dutch photographer and photobook maker, Ed van der Elsken, in order to examine the underlying narratives, themes and ideas in the photobooks.
Supervisor: Hoftijzer, Paul
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Media Studies (Master)
Specialisation: Book and digital media studies
ECTS Credits: 20
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/52543
 

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