This is the history that explores the past 200 years of photography, highlighting the key images and photographers who developed the art.
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This is the history that explores the past 200 years of photography, highlighting the key images and photographers who developed the art. Divided into eight sections of two- to three-decade spans, the book begins by delving into photography’s origins in the 1820s when Louis-Jacques Daguerre invented the first camera. The book details the technical innovations that led to the art form’s rapid spread around the world which leads to a question of photography as art or science. Detailed profiles of 34 photographers (such as Julia Margaret Cameron and Elliot Erwitt) and focused studies of 29 photographs (such as Sam Shere’s iconic Hindenberg explosion and Steve McMurry’s Sharbat Gula) provide further enrichment. The book ends at the digital age in 2012 with perhaps the first recorded smartphone “anti-selfie”. Hardcover; 480 pages. 12 H x 10" W x 1 1/2" D. (5 lbs.)