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Life Photographers: What They Saw

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Eisenstaedt and colleagues like Carl Mydans, Andreas Feininger, Cornell Capa, Gordon Parks, Dmitri Kessel, and thirty-eight other Life photographers interviewed here were practicing journalism in fact, but the results often turned out to be art. In one hundred hours of taped conversations, they confided their ambitions, anxieties, and accomplishments to their friend and pe ...more
Hardcover, 456 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by Bulfinch Press (first published January 1st 1998)
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Brian Page
Jun 13, 2016 Brian Page rated it really liked it
Since WHAT THEY SAW is a collection of interviews of LIFE magazine staff photographers, this is not so much a review of the book as it is a review of the staff photographers. And it’s a puzzling tale. In his interview, Hart Preston says, “Management said we were the best photographers in the world, but actually I think they looked upon us as very highly skilled clowns” and the interviews in large measure seem to support management’s perception. I rather hope the various accounts reflect modesty ...more
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If you enjoy history, or LIFE magazine, this book is a win. An interesting perspective on the magazine as well as the historical events the photographers captured on film.
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