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Paddy's Lament, Ireland 1846-1847: Prelude to Hatred
Thomas Gallagher
Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One
Jenny K. Blake
When in French: Love in a Second Language
Lauren Collins
Beyond the Job Description: How Managers and Employees Can Navigate the True Demands of the Job
Jesse Sostrin
Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing
David Hubel, Margaret S. Livingstone
Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer: A Creative Companion and Workbook
Harold Davis
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Sherry Turkle
Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs (Voices That Matter)
Roberto Valenzuela
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner
Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection
Jacob Silverman

Family Photographs: Content, Meaning and Effect

Family Photographs: Content, Meaning and Effect - Julia Hirsch The author starts out by asking "what do family photographs tell us?" Great question, but I don't feel she answered it. This feels like an academic exercise. She asks a lot of questions, analyzes some pictures, discusses how family portraiture took off in the Renaissance and how photography made family portraiture available to so many more families. Differences between formal and informal photos. But none of it really added up for me to answers. And then most bizarrely, she ends with this sentence: "In a busy office, a father casts a quick glance at the snapshot of last summer's fishing trip with his son; while elsewhere, somebody's husband grins in the linen closet." ???