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Drawing on 40 years of fieldwork, The Life of a Photograph takes readers on assignment and inside the heart of a master photographer to witness the process of making a truly great picture. This exquisite book is organized by the known and unexpected themes of Abells work, ranging from his sensitive Portraits, beautiful Land, Sea, Sky and thought-provoking Wild Life to the surprising Just Looking (quirky scenes encountered on assignment),On the Road (photographs taken from automobiles), and The Built World (human impacts on pristine land). Anecdotes, explanations, and intriguing glimpses behind the scenes reveal the evolution—picture by picture and thought by thought—of some of the worlds most interesting and recognized images and many never-before seen photographs as well. Selections cover geography and wildlife from the Arctic to the Amazon, and cultures from Australia to Japan to the American West. A beautiful gift for everyone who loves fine photography, this volume is not to be thumbed through once—it is a treasure that will be savored over and over again.

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Two-hundred color plates and spare text comprise this retrospective of four decades of photographs by National Geographic veteran Abell. The first section offers two views of each of the photographer's subjects, which include a hurricane, Montana grain elevators, and a child at two different ages. Other photographs take readers above the clouds over Japan, below sea level, and through the spacious center of the US. Oversize: 11.75x10.5". Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Sam Abell has photographed for National Geographic magazine for almost 40 years. He is the author of Seeing Gardens and Stay This Moment, a mid-career retrospective accompanied by an exhibition at the International Center of Photography, New York. He collaborated with Stephen Ambrose on two bestselling National Geographic books Lewis and Clark: Voyage of Discovery and The Mississippi River.

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Abell, Sam
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Abell, Sam
Individual Photographer
Individual Photographers - General
Photography -- Technique.
Photoessays & Documentaries
Photography-Anthologies and History
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