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The sites portalled here -- of which this demo version provides a mere sampling -- offer a range of critical, historical, and theoretical essays about photography and related subjects, as well as some significant credos by practitioners, profiles and interviews, and other texts that, we believe, comprise valuable resource material for reference and discussion. These texts are not available in this Photography Criticism CyberArchive; nonetheless, we consider them as contributions to the literature of the medium. So we provide these links as a service to our subscribers, and a logical extension of this CyberArchive's primary content.

We constantly scour the internet to expand this Links list, so as to make it the single most comprehensive portal to such material anywhere on the Web. However, unlike this CyberArchive's content, we cannot certify that (unless it appears at the author's own homepage) any of this material has been published with appropriate permission if copyrighted.

These links have been divided into basic subject areas. We're always looking for more, and appreciate your suggested additions to this list. You can email us proposed URLs for this Links page -- including online material of your own.

Every effort is made to keep this list up to date. If you discover a malfunction in any of these links, please notify us so that we can investigate and either correct the problem or remove the link.

Photography History

Photography Theory

  • "The camera never lies? The invention of the photograph and its effects on scientific discourse," by Diana Boyd.

Credos by Photographers

  • M. Richard Kirstel: Photography. This website contains several noteworthy texts by this influential photographer and teacher, including a reminiscence about studying photography with Minor White, a commentary on photography as language, and a credo. Most recently, Peter Gabriel chose one of Kirstel's photographs as the signature image for his 2003 world tour.

Interviews and Profiles

  • The Prague House of Photography selection, in the Nearby CafŽ Gallery, includes interviews with and profiles of numerous contemporary Czech and Slovak photographers not available elsewhere.
  • Apogee Photo, self-described as "the Internet's Photo Magazine," offers its Photographer Profile Archives free to all. Includes material on John Sexton, Arnold Newman, and others.

Critics', Historians', and Theorists' Sites

  • A. D. Coleman's newsletter, C: the Speed of Light, at The Nearby Caf?, was the first website posted by a photography critic, and is now the longest-running. Its posted essays formed the premise for this archive, which receives new essays from Coleman on a regular basis.

Online 'Zines

  • SF Camerawork, a Bay Area non-profit organization, publishes Camerawork: A Journal of Photographic Arts. This section of the organization's set doesn't offer texts, but it does provide tables of contents and editors' introductory notes for back issues, beginning in 1997.
  • Greg Rubin's The Critical Eye appears online only.
  • European Photography is a semi-annual from Germany whose website, Equivalence, includes some theoretical texts from editor Andreas MŸller-Pohle and the late VilŽm Flusser, to whom a subsection of the site is dedicated.
  • Katalog, a quarterly from Denmark, publishes in both English and Danish. Most of the material at this site is available to subscribers only, but some sections are open to all.
  • LensWork Quarterly contains essays, credos, and portfolios by a diversity of authors and photographers.
  • No better guide to current exhibitions in the New York area exists than Photography in New York International.
  • The Photo Review is a mid-Atlantic regional journal with national (and, indeed, international) perspective. this site includes no texts, but a comprehensive index to its back issues is forthcoming.

Exhibition catalogue essays



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