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James Stanfield is, without question, one of a kind. He boasts Clint Eastwood's rugged good looks, but he's been to places no movie would ever send a star. He's a natural diplomat, equally at home in an Appalachian farmhouse, a Bedouin tent, or a papal palace. He's an adventurer, a raconteur, a perfectionist...and, more important by far, one of the world's most outstanding, most respected photographers.

This extraordinary record of more than three decades behind the lens celebrates a career that led the White House Photographers Association to name him Photographer of the Year in 1970, 1977, 1982, and 1988 — just 4 of the over 40 major awards he's won. His work has taken him from the bottomlands of the Potomac River to the Himalayan heights, from Native American powwows to the incense-filled temples of India. He has traveled the globe to document the glittering allure of gold and the skittish, hidden world of rats. And, always, he has produced superlative images that capture the very essence of his subjects.

Eye of the Beholder presents 120 examples of Stanfield's finest work, along with his own account of how he created it. You'll accompany him as he makes friends with Vatican prelates and Chinese peasants; you'll hear his inimitable stories of adventure and artistry, and, best of all, you'll see through his keenly observant eye, famous among his colleagues for its ability to discern both the grandeur of the simplest of people and things, and the simple wonder with which the greatest art begins.

As Stanfield would be the first to tell you, it has been a glorious and satisfying experience from start to finish, and in this extraordinary book, you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share the glory and the satisfaction alike. This is a man gifted as few men are — and Eye of the Beholder is his generous present to the world.

Book News Annotation:

This extraordinary record of more than three decades behind the lens presents 120 examples of Stanfield's finest work accompanied by his notes detailing how they were created. From signature National Geographic close-ups to stunning panoramic views, his photos revisit such places and moments of his career as the Vatican City, New Orleans, the Mississippi River, Western Australia, Oman, India, and Zimbabwe. Writer Thomas J. Abercrombie's introduction describes the dedication responsible for such photos as those of a Saharan storm--taken from a sinkhole with a plastic-shrouded motorized Leica. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A collection of photographs captures the thirty-year career of National Geographic photographer James Stanfield.

Synopsis:

James Stanfield is, without question, one of a kind. He boasts Clint Eastwood's rugged good looks, but he's been to places no movie would ever send a star. He's a natural diplomat, equally at home in an Appalachian farmhouse, a Bedouin tent, or a papal palace. He's an adventurer, a raconteur, a perfectionist...and, more important by far, one of the world's most outstanding, most respected photographers.

This extraordinary record of more than three decades behind the lens celebrates a career that led the White House Photographers Association to name him Photographer of the Year in 1970, 1977, 1982, and 1988 — just 4 of the over 40 major awards he's won. His work has taken him from the bottomlands of the Potomac River to the Himalayan heights, from Native American powwows to the incense-filled temples of India. He has traveled the globe to document the glittering allure of gold and the skittish, hidden world of rats. And, always, he has produced superlative images that capture the very essence of his subjects.

Eye of the Beholder presents 120 examples of Stanfield's finest work, along with his own account of how he created it. You'll accompany him as he makes friends with Vatican prelates and Chinese peasants; you'll hear his inimitable stories of adventure and artistry, and, best of all, you'll see through his keenly observant eye, famous among his colleagues for its ability to discern both the grandeur of the simplest of people and things, and the simple wonder with which the greatest art begins.

As Stanfield would be the first to tell you, it has been a glorious and satisfying experience from start to finish, and in this extraordinary book, you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share the glory and the satisfaction alike. This is a man gifted as few men are — and Eye of the Beholder is his generous present to the world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792273790
Author:
Stanfield, James L.
Author:
Stanfield, James L.
Author:
National Geographic Society
Publisher:
National Geographic
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
Individual Photographer
Subject:
Photo Essays
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
Photojournalism
Subject:
Documentary photography
Subject:
Stanfield, James L
Subject:
General Photography
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19980901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
12.25 x 11.25 in 52.880 oz

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"Synopsis" by , A collection of photographs captures the thirty-year career of National Geographic photographer James Stanfield.
"Synopsis" by , James Stanfield is, without question, one of a kind. He boasts Clint Eastwood's rugged good looks, but he's been to places no movie would ever send a star. He's a natural diplomat, equally at home in an Appalachian farmhouse, a Bedouin tent, or a papal palace. He's an adventurer, a raconteur, a perfectionist...and, more important by far, one of the world's most outstanding, most respected photographers.

This extraordinary record of more than three decades behind the lens celebrates a career that led the White House Photographers Association to name him Photographer of the Year in 1970, 1977, 1982, and 1988 — just 4 of the over 40 major awards he's won. His work has taken him from the bottomlands of the Potomac River to the Himalayan heights, from Native American powwows to the incense-filled temples of India. He has traveled the globe to document the glittering allure of gold and the skittish, hidden world of rats. And, always, he has produced superlative images that capture the very essence of his subjects.

Eye of the Beholder presents 120 examples of Stanfield's finest work, along with his own account of how he created it. You'll accompany him as he makes friends with Vatican prelates and Chinese peasants; you'll hear his inimitable stories of adventure and artistry, and, best of all, you'll see through his keenly observant eye, famous among his colleagues for its ability to discern both the grandeur of the simplest of people and things, and the simple wonder with which the greatest art begins.

As Stanfield would be the first to tell you, it has been a glorious and satisfying experience from start to finish, and in this extraordinary book, you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share the glory and the satisfaction alike. This is a man gifted as few men are — and Eye of the Beholder is his generous present to the world.

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