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4.0 out of 5 stars Good but I could think of a few more!, 29 Jan 2010
This review is from: 50 Photographers You Should Know (Paperback)
As a professional photographer I am always keen to see other photographers work, to get tips and inspiration from them. I was looking forward to this book arriving and skimming through the pictures and words. What I found was a list of 50 people, not all photographers who had influenced photography at some point or other. What I couldn't determine is who says these are 50 photographers we should know and what their criteria was. This is subjective, I was a little disappointed not to see Yousef Kharsh included - surely a man who's portraits or Hepburn and Churchill are known by millions and what about Annie Leibowitz? She may be falling out of favour but having seen her work at the National Portrait Gallery in 2008 she is a phenomenal photographer. I expect that if you ask 50 photographers you would get 50 different lists, with a few constants - Cartier Bresson, Ansell Adams, Avedon, Bailey (not all appear in this book) - So expect to be elated and disappointed when you look through this book
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Initial post: 2 Jan 2013 00:44:05 GMT
Wine snapper says:
Have n't seen this book, you might say this is the problem with buying books on the net, not in a shop. Opening them can be a surprise! Should we only follow the big names, its good to be introduced to new talent, isn't it ? But then some lists are just too silly !

Posted on 9 Jul 2013 18:05:03 BDT
Bromfielda says:
i just wanted to say that I am going to study photography in college and I have been looking all over the internet for Famous Photographers names. But when I read your comment, it helped me a lot! As you named the photographers, I am now able to study them and get some research so thanks you! :) (sorry for this random comment haha)
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