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Photography in 100 Words by David Clark, with Steve Bloom and others.

Photog-100 wordsThe question ‘What is photography?’ is not an easy one to answer. Many thousands of words have been written in an effort to do so, in academic journals and in books by cultural commentators such as Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes. If we acknowledge that it is impossible to provide a definitive answer, can we at least distil the meaning of photography into somewhat fewer words, and get to the very essence of the medium without diminishing its importance as an art form? This book aims to do just that. David Clark has selected 50 iconic images by some of the world’s greatest photographers and asked them to explain how the pictures were made and their creative approach. From these interviews he has chosen 100 words that encapsulate their philosophy, and which are picked out in bold in the text.

The book is now available and includes the work and views of photographers Steve Bloom, David Bailey, Steve McCurry, and Albert Watson.

One Comment to “Photography in 100 Words by David Clark, with Steve Bloom and others.”

  1. Sounds like a very interesting book and I bet the images are something quite special too with that collection of photographers. Just found your website though I have a couple of your books already. Now following you on this twitter thing!

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