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Photographers and Research by Mike Simmons, Shirley Read

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Introduction

This is a book about current photographic practice. The initial premise for the book evolved gradually from a series of occasional conversations between the two authors about the nature of the creative process for contemporary photographers, and the role that research plays in the development of ideas and the creation of work. Later it became a more deliberate attempt to unpick some of the thoughts and themes that emerged from those discussions, to extend them and formalise our exchange of views in a book that would be useful to students and practising photographers alike.

Although our individual understanding of research came from two quite distinct perspectives, one as a photographer turned academic and one curatorial, it became ...

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