A. D. Coleman describes the evocative impact of images in the social networking era

A. D. Coleman, an authority on photography and media, shares how people’s views are shaped by modern technology that enables images such as the pepper-spraying of UC Davis students by Lt. John Pike to be broadcast instantly.

Formerly a columnist for the Village Voice, the New York Times, and the New York Observer, A. D. Coleman serves as Publisher and Executive Director of The Nearby Café, a multi-subject electronic magazine where his widely-read blog on photography, “Photocritic International,” appears.

Coleman’s books include:
• The Grotesque in Photography; Light Readings: A Photography Critic’s Writings, 1968-1978
• Critical Focus: Photography in the International Image Community
• Tarnished Silver: After the Photo Boom
• Looking at Photographs: Animals, a work for children
• Depth Of Field: Essays on Photography, Mass Media and Lens Culture
• The Digital Evolution: Visual Communication in the Electronic Age, Essays, Lectures And Interviews 1967-1998.

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