Photography and Illustration

The Power and Promise of the Image

Authored by: Berkley Hudson , Elizabeth A. Lance

The Routledge Handbook of Magazine Research

Print publication date:  June  2015
Online publication date:  June  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138854161
eBook ISBN: 9781315722283
Adobe ISBN: 9781317524533


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In the years after about 1990, scholars brought to light three unrelated insights about the nature of magazine photographs and illustrations: (1) In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, magazines published two kinds of images to complement stories: photographs to assert evidentiary realism and hand-drawn illustrations to suggest the artistic realm 1 ; (2) French photojournalist Janine Niépce—a descendent of one of the earliest inventors of photography— provided an in-depth look into the twentieth century lives of ordinary French women and the French women’s movement 2 ; and (3) in the era of emerging digital technologies that allowed manipulation of photographs on newsmagazine covers, an infamous picture of celebrity and accused murderer O.J. Simpson created mistrust among readers. 3

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