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Good history of documentary photography
on 3 January 2009
There are some very good images in the book and the quality of reproduction is fairly good. But overall the photographs vary widely in their quality with some struggling to even be classified as poor snapshots.
In some ways the photos selected seem more those that a friend would select from knowing which are the photographers personal favourites - a scrapbook prepared for internal consumption by the Magnum family rather than a book to showcase their best work to the world.