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This review is from: Masters of Photography: A Complete Guide to the Greatest Artists of the Photographic Age (Paperback)
Masters of Photography is a collection of both historical and contemporary photographers.
The format of the book is unusual as compared to others. It does not follow an A-Z list or an historical line. What the book does is concentrates on the photographers. This format is likeable, as it equally places the photographers from the past to the present.
The format covers various aspects of photography such as architecture, portraiture, fashion and documentary to name but a few. It reveals information of the photographer and presents some of their work.
There are 55 photograhers who are explored and include amongst others, Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Margaret Bourke-White, Lewis Hine, Andreas Gursky, Lee Friedlander, James Nachtwey, Cindy Sherman, and Steve McCurry.
A highly recommended book for students starting out on either fine art photography or commercial photography courses. A highly recommended book for amatuer photographers that want to know the history of the process they use.