"Contemporary Photographers" presents informative sketches of world-renowned photographers of our era who have greatly influenced the medium. Exhaustive in its coverage, this new 3rd edition includes 100 new entrants and provides unique analysis of photographers working in all areas of the world today.
Selections from the works of 19th- and 20th- century photographers with brief biographies; David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, Albert Sands Southworth and Josiah Johnson Hawes, Nadar, Alexander Gardner and Timothy H. O'Sullivan, Julia Margaret Cameron, Peter Henry Emerson, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Eugène Atget, Paul Strand, Edward Weston, Erich Salomon, Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ansel Adams.
The LIFE Library of Photography consists of 17 volumes. The series has explored all the major aspects of photography: the technology of equipment; the techniques of taking pictures; developing film and making prints; photographic history; and the esthetics of photography as an art form. ~ Goodreads
Since it was first developed by Daguerre in the 1840s, photography has followed an interesting and varied course in its progress from a practical means of documentation to an art form with its own icons, heroes, galleries and collectors. This text contains every sort of photography, all of it arranged in an easily accessible format.
It is unlikely that anyone could have lived in the United States during the last fifty years without having been exposed to the photographs of Alfred Eisenstaedt. As one of the legendary photographers of the twentieth century and a pioneer in the field of photojournalism, "Eisie" has covered an extraordinary variety of assignments, some of which have lead him on adventures around the world. "Eisenstaedt Remembrances" is a grand celebration of a life devoted to photography. This volume presents a wide ranging look at Eisie's work, from his first days as a press photographer in Germany to the late twenties and early thirties through his long, prolific, and illustrious career at LIFE?a career that began in 1936 and cntinues to this day.
Margaret Bourke-White (June 14, 1904 – August 27, 1971) was an American photographer and documentary photographer. She is best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of Soviet industry, the first female war correspondent (and the first female permitted to work in combat zones) and the first female photographer for Henry Luce's Life magazine, where her photograph appeared on the first cover.
This book explores photography through the human and artistic experiences of two the world's most accomplished photojournalists. It does more than explain style and technique; it brings to life the impulses, the thoughts, the frailties, the creative processes that make the work of both Mary Ellen Mark and Annie Leibovitz a standard of excellence in their field.
Riis's images of the slums of New York have influenced every subsequent generation of photographers, while his insightful exploration of the problems of urban life continues to be educational for societies around the world.
At age eighty-four, Gordon Parks is truly a living legend -- a photographer, filmmaker, novelist, poet, and composer whose life and work present one of the most inspiring success stories of our time. Now, with Half Past Autumn, this brilliant artist gives us the first complete retrospective of his photographic career -- a book that fuses nearly 300 unforgettable images with Parks's own account of his amazing life.
In Mathew Brady and the Image of History, Mary Panzer describes how Brady used the documentary medium of photography to portray a stable, purposeful, patriotic republic during the decades when the national identity was fragmenting. She charts the most productive years of Brady's career, from his emergence in 1844 as a daguerreotypist in New York to his bankruptcy in Washington, D.C., in 1872.
Chronicles the changing American perceptions of war, outlining the criteria for truly meaningful photographs and interviewing renowned war photographers, who detail their experiences, their emotions, and their quests for the perfect shot.
Ten American women photographers are showcased in this truly beautiful collection of black and white photos from 1900 to the 1970's. A bio and photo of each photographer are included. The artists include Gertrude Kasebier, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Margaret Bourke-White, Dorothea Lange, Berenice Abbott, Barbara Morgan, Diane Arbus, Alisa Wells, Judy Dater and Bea Nettles. From the book jacket: "The Woman's Eye represents the first major attempt to bring together notable photographs by women and to consider, throught them, the role played by sexual identity both in the creation and the evaluation of photographic art."
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