عنوان مقاله [English]
This essay has attempted to analyze and interpret the form and content determined by the structure of the book “Acting the Part: Photography as Theatre,” (translated to Farsi in 2014). It is a descriptive-analytic study and by referring to four chapters of the book, it tries to deal with origin, effectiveness, benefits, and shortcomings of the book. In the course of analysis and research, it is revealed that the book was published on the occasion of a photo exhibition in Canada, and each of the four chapters of the book has a specific aspect to theatrical photography. Few occasions such as the triple roles of actor, narrator, and artist for the sake of the photographer, the photographer as a storyteller, the explanation of live photography and examples of well-known photos in social documentary scope can be considered as book’s innovations. However, aggregation of diverse opinions expressed in the mold of a book is not homogeneous, and it ends without any final conclusion. The book acts successfully in case-thematic study for stylistic and historical aspects of theatrical photography (Staged Photography), but cannot entirely represent all historical and stylistic aspects of this field of photography. Translation, editing, printing quality, and layout of the book are desirable. In the absence of adequate resources in Farsi, this book is useful for enthusiasts and students of photography.