“intelligently written and beautifully composed … insightful … Riddled with deep and philosophical speculation, the tome avoids conveying a preaching tone and simply forms a gentle explorative suggestion to explain how a photographer transforms the active scene in front of the lens into a solid snapshot of time … a short but strong hit of photographic comment” Digital Photographer
“fascinating … [an] intelligent, witty and perceptive choice of pictures … The great strength of this book is its insistence on the specifically photographic character of the pictures.” Ei8ght
“an enlightening read, written in plain English” Ag (International Journal of Photographic Art & Practice)
“A beautiful art photography book that way be the last textbook you need on the subject.” Tokion
“The Nature of Photographs is stuffed with gorgeous prints, from classic images to contemporary pieces and found negatives, not to mention a smattering of work by Stephen Shore, the book’s author and a pioneer in the field of color photography.” Boston Phoenix
“I want to thank Stephen Shore. And then, I want to thank Phaidon. The reason? For bringing back in print the invaluable book, The Nature of Photographs. …I dare say I'd like to make it required reading for all students and would-be serious photographers...And at $29.95, it’s the cheapest semester-long course at a stellar four-year liberal arts college you’ll ever take. Thank you Mr. Shore, and cheers, Phaidon.” Photo-Eye
""Shore's text is written so clearly and the ideas presented so aptly through the photographs of the major photographers he has selected for reproduction that students, artists, and arts advocates will benefit from it as both an artist's book and as a primary tool for critical analysis and understanding of photography in general." -- James L. Enyeart, College of Santa Fe and former director, George Eastman House
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.