“These essays scrutinize the photograph from multiple angles to expose the image-capitalism of our ongoing Imperial Age. A treasure trove of contemporary approaches to critical visual studies.”
—Susan Buck-Morss, CUNY Graduate Center
“This is the most original and ground-breaking collection of essays on photography that I have seen in many years, featuring notable critics and scholars at the height of their powers. Do not look for consensus here, but a refreshing take on the enduring contradictions that beset this essential medium of modernity.”
—W.J.T. Mitchell, author of What Do Pictures Want?
“Scintillating … [in Capitalism and the Camera] Coleman and James ask us to consider the primary destructive gaze of powerful companies.”
—Shanti Escalante-De Mattei, Art in America