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How to Read a Photograph: Lessons from Master Photographers

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By Ian Jeffrey

In How to Read a Photograph: Lessons from Master Photographers, Ian Jeffrey presents a history of photography, starting with the first portraits and landscapes of the 1840s and traveling up through the modern era. Along the way, he discusses major advancements in the field and the social and cultural settings that influenced its development as an art form.

From Dorothea Lange's photos of impoverished migrant workers to the visual records of wartime in Europe and Japan, the book pays particular attention to the complex realities of life that helped bring photography into its own. We see how photographers experimented with angle, focus, and scale while recording not only the lives of the rich and powerful, but also those of the less fortunate. What emerges is the story of the only medium that truly captures the highs and lows of the human condition.

How to Read a Photograph is an engaging guide that features profile of more than one hundred great photographers, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ansel Adams, Bill Brandt, and Walker Evans. Biographical, historical, and technical details place their work in a broader context, while analysis of key images unites each artist's vision, offering readers paths to discover the true meaning of a photograph.

400 pages, 400 illustrations (100 in full color). 6 3/4'' x 9 1/2''. Flexi-cover.

  • 400 pages
  • 400 illustrations (100 in full-color)
  • 6 3/4'' x 9 1/2''
  • Paper

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Description

By Ian Jeffrey

In How to Read a Photograph: Lessons from Master Photographers, Ian Jeffrey presents a history of photography, starting with the first portraits and landscapes of the 1840s and traveling up through the modern era. Along the way, he discusses major advancements in the field and the social and cultural settings that influenced its development as an art form.

From Dorothea Lange's photos of impoverished migrant workers to the visual records of wartime in Europe and Japan, the book pays particular attention to the complex realities of life that helped bring photography into its own. We see how photographers experimented with angle, focus, and scale while recording not only the lives of the rich and powerful, but also those of the less fortunate. What emerges is the story of the only medium that truly captures the highs and lows of the human condition.

How to Read a Photograph is an engaging guide that features profile of more than one hundred great photographers, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ansel Adams, Bill Brandt, and Walker Evans. Biographical, historical, and technical details place their work in a broader context, while analysis of key images unites each artist's vision, offering readers paths to discover the true meaning of a photograph.

400 pages, 400 illustrations (100 in full color). 6 3/4'' x 9 1/2''. Flexi-cover.





  • 400 pages
  • 400 illustrations (100 in full-color)
  • 6 3/4'' x 9 1/2''
  • Paper


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