“Sometimes words can only do so much to capture an image.”
This collection of 500 images introduces photographers from the mid-nineteenth century to today, and is a beautiful work for any amateur photographer wishing to familiarize herself with the range and history of the art. The collection is alphabetized by photographer with detailed explanations of the photographs, such as what lengths the photographer went through to capture the image and the historical context of the subject matter. Includes famous photographs such as portraits of Marilyn Monroe and the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima – as well as lesser known and even haunting images. The Photography Book is widely acclaimed as the most important reference book ever on its subject.
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