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Every day and all over the world, millions of people take countless photographs. Yet only a few of those images stand out from the rest, demand the world's attention, and survive the test of time. This unusual new book showcases 100 outstanding photographers and points out the unique qualities that make their pictures great. Skillfully analyzed here are--

  • The dramatic landscapes of Ansel Adams
  • The experimental images of Man Ray
  • The dramatic photos of Margaret Bourke-White
  • Incongruous humor caught by Garry Winogrand
  • The candid immediacy of Henri Cartier-Bresson . . . and many others

    Guided by the expert eye of author Val Williams, When Photography Really Works covers a time span of more than 100 years, showing readers how to recognize the defining qualities of important photographic art in genres that include portraits, landscapes, nudes, photojournalism, abstract imagery, and more.

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    Why are some photographs so much more effective and powerful than others? WHEN PHOTOGRAPHY REALLY WORKS showcases eighty outstanding photographs, from early pioneering black-and-white prints to the best of today's digital masterpieces. The photographs shown and discussed in this book were taken by artists as diverse as Alfred Steiglitz, Ernst Haas, Margaret Bourke-White, Rineke Dijkstra, and Martin Parr. Photo historian Val Williams highlights the elements that distinguish each of these photographs from more ordinary works, giving special consideration to qualities that include composition, color, texture, and fidelity to subject. Her insightful commentary will open your eyes to the defining qualities of every era, with focus on genres that include portraiture, landscape, photojournalism, social documentary, and others.

    About the Author

    Val Williams is director of the Photography and Archive Research Centre at the London College of Communication, where she also teaches the history and culture of photography.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780764147890
    Author:
    Williams, Val.
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series
    Author:
    Williams, Val
    Subject:
    History
    Subject:
    Art
    Subject:
    Photography
    Subject:
    Photography-Anthologies and History
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    Edition Description:
    Trade paper
    Publication Date:
    20120631
    Binding:
    TRADE PAPER
    Language:
    English
    Pages:
    224
    Dimensions:
    5 x 7 in

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    Why are some photographs so much more effective and powerful than others? WHEN PHOTOGRAPHY REALLY WORKS showcases eighty outstanding photographs, from early pioneering black-and-white prints to the best of today's digital masterpieces. The photographs shown and discussed in this book were taken by artists as diverse as Alfred Steiglitz, Ernst Haas, Margaret Bourke-White, Rineke Dijkstra, and Martin Parr. Photo historian Val Williams highlights the elements that distinguish each of these photographs from more ordinary works, giving special consideration to qualities that include composition, color, texture, and fidelity to subject. Her insightful commentary will open your eyes to the defining qualities of every era, with focus on genres that include portraiture, landscape, photojournalism, social documentary, and others.

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