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Photowisdom: Master Photographers on Their Art Hardcover – 1 Nov 2009
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Photography can still triumph in a visually-saturated world, argues Lewis Blackwell in a new book...
--Creative Review, December 2009
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For each of the photographers in the book, you get a little piece about them, what makes them tick, and why photography!
For what I bought this book for it's what I expected though essentially it's a coffee table book.
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So here is a pretty special book as along with a few choice words from the artists you have some pretty spot on reproductions of a few of their works. In most cases the photographers seem to have been wisely chosen whose with contributors to the media who will be recognized once they have left the planet, unlike some books with images that grace coffee tables but few walls and fewer yet substantial collections.
I purchased this for my students and I think it is going to be a favourite with that spot on the bookshelf frequently empty!
Quay School of the Arts
Whanganui UCOL, Whanganui, New Zealand
The one thing I find totally unacceptable with this collection is the categorical exclusion of sports photographers. The work of Bill Frakes, Walter Iooss, Bob Martin, and Simon Bruty is as much art -- as much about the human condition -- as it is documentation. It's high time action photography and fine art photography are no longer considered mutually exclusive.
"Somehow 'purists' have confused photography with some sort of a bizarre competition that comes with an undefined set of rules that mandates that photographs be produced by a photographer looking through the lens and tripping the shutter, when in fact intellect, logic and service to viewers demands that ultimately the only thing that matters is producing the image you want to represent your vision."