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Photography Speaks: 150 Photographers On Their Art

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From Matthew Brady to Cindy Sherman, 150 artists are represented in this new, combined volume of Photography Speaks, spanning the entire history of the medium. This compendium contains biographical information and an original statement from each artist, accompanied by an example of their work. A favorite with photographers and requisite course material for many students, t ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Aperture (first published October 16th 1989)
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Erin
Apr 30, 2012 rated it liked it
This was a great book for a “who to know” in photography. Spanning photographers from the medium’s inception to present day, it’s an excellent review of not only who is important in photography, but why. It also gave me a proper reverence for the photography achieved with the earlier equipment, and for the talent and vision of those earlier photographers.

Each photographer receives two pages, one for their photo, the other reserved for text that includes a brief biography of the photographer foll
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Helen
Nov 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
M13 quiz. Eclectic as to be expected, but full of short quirky entries. Enlightening as to how each photog choses to create in this world, from landscapes to strange conceptual art or, really, how each approaches a subject to better grasp "it" within a frame of thought as paired with a highly-stylized, personal aesthetic.
Andrew
Jun 18, 2007 rated it it was ok
this review first appeared on [http://intraspace.blogspot.com]

i picked this up during one of my book grabs at the local library - i'm not sure what attracted me to it, but i suppose i wanted to know about some of the thought that goes into photography.

the book contains excerpts from the writings of 150 photographers talking about different aspects of their photography and photography in general. it is nicely set up - the text is one page of writing and one typical photograph from each of the pho
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Chandra
Jan 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
interesting book for someone who love photography....
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Dec 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
I have found inspiration in the visions of many photographers featured in this compilation. Their words and works are stunning and passionate.
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Lots of inspirations to take from.
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This book was actually edited by Brooks Johnson, but Cindy Sherman is an interesting photographer!
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