A History of Women Photographers Book

A History of Women Photographers

  • Author : Naomi Rosenblum
  • Publisher : Abbeville Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 0789212242

A History of Women Photographers Excerpt :

In this landmark volume, Rosenblum (A World History of Photography) examines sympathetically the achievements of women in photography since its invention in 1839, and highlights society's failure to give them appropriate recognition. One research obstacle the author encountered was the 19th-century practice of men taking credit for work done by women. Here is work from 250 female camera artists, from Julia Margaret Cameron (b. 1815) to Annie Leibovitz (b. 1949), who, despite strong cultural resistance, mastered everything from early wet-plate views and portraits to 35 millimeter photojournalism, often initiating aesthetic and commercial improvements. Her chronicle of women's part in each era's artistic movements and media transitions, plus capsule biographies with an in-depth bibliography and index, make this a seminal reference work. The author's choice of 263 photographs seems to favor the esoteric, bringing to light a largely unknown world in vivid originality and broad archival conception.

The History of Photography Book
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The History of Photography

  • Author : Alma Davenport
  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 0826320767

The History of Photography Excerpt :

A compact, readable, up-to-date overview of the history of photography.

A World History of Photography Book
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A World History of Photography

  • Author : Naomi Rosenblum
  • Publisher : Abbeville Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 712
  • ISBN 10 : 0789209373

A World History of Photography Excerpt :

Traces photographic history both topically and chronologically, profiles key masters, explains terms and processes, and features the landmarks in the development of photography.

A New History of Photography Book
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A New History of Photography

  • Author : Michel Frizot
  • Publisher : Konemann
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39076001978142

A New History of Photography Excerpt :

A collection of entries that help chronicle the history of photography, explaining the different techniques that have been used and defining the common terms used in the field.

A History of Photography in 50 Cameras Book

A History of Photography in 50 Cameras

  • Author : Michael Pritchard
  • Publisher : Firefly Books
  • Release Date : 2022-02-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0228103630

A History of Photography in 50 Cameras Excerpt :

A History of Photography in 50 Cameras explores the 180-year story of perhaps the most widely used device ever built. It covers cameras in all forms, revealing the origins and development of each model and tracing the stories of the photographers who used and popularized them. Illustrated throughout with studio shots of all fifty cameras and a selection of iconic photographs made using them, it is the perfect companion guide for camera and photography enthusiasts alike. The cameras include: The Nikon F, the "hockey puck" that saved photographer Don McCullin's life when it stopped a sniper's bullet during the Vietnam War. Its indestructibility, reliability and interchangeable lenses made it a favored workhorse of photojournalists. The Leica M3-D was also favored by war photographers, including David Duncan Douglas, who used the camera during his coverage of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. In 2012, one of his four customized Leica cameras sold at auction for nearly $2 million. A Speed Graphic was used to take Sam Shere's widely published photograph of the 1937 Hindenburg disaster, "the world's most famous news photograph ever taken." With few shots left and no time to get the camera to his eye, he shot his Pulitzer Prize-winning image "literally from the hip. It was over so fast there was nothing else to do." The camera phone has transformed picture-taking technology most profoundly since the invention of cameras. The "selfie" has become a new genre of photography practiced by everyone, and shared globally. This is an ideal book for camera collectors as well as anyone researching the history and art of photography.

Photography in Print Book

Photography in Print

  • Author : Vicki Goldberg
  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 580
  • ISBN 10 : 0826310915

Photography in Print Excerpt :

Baudelaire, Lewis Carroll, Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, and Susan Sontag are among the writers and photographers who discuss the art, creation, function, techniques, and value of photography

Global Photography Book

Global Photography

  • Author : Erina Duganne
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000185003

Global Photography Excerpt :

This innovative text recounts the history of photography through a series of thematically structured chapters. Designed and written for students studying photography and its history, each chapter approaches its subject by introducing a range of international, contemporary photographers and then contextualizing their work in historical terms. The book offers students an accessible route to gain an understanding of the key genres, theories and debates that are fundamental to the study of this rich and complex medium. Individual chapters cover major topics, including: · Description and Abstraction · Truth and Fiction · The Body · Landscape · War · Politics of Representation · Form · Appropriation · Museums · The Archive · The Cinematic · Fashion Photography Boxed focus studies throughout the text offer short interviews, curatorial statements and reflections by photographers, critics and leading scholars that link photography's history with its practice. Short chapter summaries, research questions and further reading lists help to reinforce learning and promote discussion. Whether coming to the subject from an applied photography or art history background, students will benefit from this book's engaging, example-led approach to the subject, gaining a sophisticated understanding of international photography in historical terms.

Camera Book


  • Author : Todd Gustavson
  • Publisher : Sterling Signatures
  • Release Date : 2012-09-04
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 1454900024

Camera Excerpt :

This gorgeous cornerstone volume celebrating the camera and the art of the photograph, created in collaboration with the George Eastman House, spans almost 200 years, from the first faint image ever caught to today's state-of-the-art digital equipment. The informative narrative by Todd Gustavson--including insightful essays by Steve Sasson (inventor of the digital camera) and Alexis Gerard (visionary founder of Future Image Inc.)--traces the camera's development, the lives of its inventors, and the artists behind the lens. Images of more than 350 cameras from the George Eastman House Collection, plus historic photos, ads, and drawings, complement the text.

Humanitarian Photography Book

Humanitarian Photography

  • Author : Heide Fehrenbach
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 367
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107064706

Humanitarian Photography Excerpt :

This book investigates the historical evolution of 'humanitarian photography' - the mobilization of photography in the service of humanitarian initiatives across state boundaries.

A History of Photography Book

A History of Photography

  • Author : William Johnson
  • Publisher : Taschen America Llc
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 766
  • ISBN 10 : 3836540991

A History of Photography Excerpt :

From a delivery boy to one of the most important industrialists in American history, George Eastman's career developed in a particularly American way. The founder of Kodak died in 1932, and left his house to the University of Rochester. Since 1949 the site has operated as an international museum of photography and film, and today holds the largest collection of its kind in the world. The continually expanding photography collection contains over 400,000 images and negatives - among them the work of Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Ansel Adams and others - as well as 23,000 cinema films, five million film stills, one of the most important silent film collections, technical equipment and a library with 40,000 books on photography and film. The George Eastman House is a pilgrimage site and a place of worship for researchers, photographers and collectors from all over the world. This volume shows in chronological order the most impressive images and the most important developments in the art of light that is photography. It provides in its huge collection and themes a unique survey of the medium from its origins until now.

Towards a Philosophy of Photography Book
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Towards a Philosophy of Photography

  • Author : Vilém Flusser
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2000-12
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 10 : 1861890761

Towards a Philosophy of Photography Excerpt :

Media philosopher Vilém Flusser proposed a revolutionary new way of thinking about photography. An analysis of the medium in terms of aesthetics, science and politics provided him with new ways of understanding both the cultural crises of the past and the new social forms nascent within them. Flusser showed how the transformation of textual into visual culture (from the linearity of history into the two-dimensionality of magic) and of industrial into post-industrial society (from work into leisure) went hand in hand, and how photography allows us to read and interpret these changes with particular clarity.

Photography Book


  • Author : Tom Ang
  • Publisher : DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 1409346455

Photography Excerpt :

The definitive visual history, from the dawn of photography to the digital agePhotography is a beautiful lavishly illustrated reference book tracing the history of photography from its origins in the 1800s to the global phenomenon of digital photography.Photography celebrates the most iconic photos and profiles more than 50 of the most famous photographers of the past 200 years, with special features delving into the stories of especially arresting photographs, including Pulitzer Prize-winners. Discover the history of photography from key events and technological developments such as the first black and white photography and contemporary street photography. Perfect for any budding photographer or polished professional Photography captures the development of different areas of photography including portrait photography and war photography in a beautifully lavish reference book.Photography not only showcases incredible photographs, but tells the stories of how they came into being, perfect for anyone who appreciates the beauty of photography, from professional photographers to armchair enthusiasts.

A Chronology of Photography Book

A Chronology of Photography

  • Author : Paul Lowe
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 9780500545034

A Chronology of Photography Excerpt :

A rich and fresh perspective on the history of photography, tracing the complex links between technological innovation, social change, and artistic intervention. As a medium of documentation, social commentary, commercial marketing, artistic exploration, and self-expression over the last two centuries, photography has in many ways defined the way we view ourselves and the world around us. A Chronology of Photography traces the development of the medium from early experiments with optics by artists and scientists, through the birth of photography in 1839, with the innovations of Louis Daguerre and Henry Fox Talbot, right up to the present-day explosion of digital media, with Instagram and the selfie dominating visual discourse. Providing a unique timeline framework and in-depth commentary, this volume takes a purely chronological approach to present a fresh social, political, and cultural perspective on the subject. Tracing the complex links between technological innovation, social change, and artistic intervention, A Chronology of Photography is an invaluable and comprehensive overview of photography’s history including deeper explorations of key themes and moments.

Photography Book


  • Author : Ian Jeffrey
  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105005325720

Photography Excerpt :

This brilliant study provides a unique guide to the photographers in the world, from Fox Talbot, the father of photography, to the masters of today.