A comprehensive reference to the photos, photographers, and technologies that have shaped the art.
Photography gives a detailed account of the world of photography, from the art to the artists, and showcases the inspirational images that demonstrate photography’s power and versatility. It weaves profiles of key photographers from around the world with explanations of how they experimented with the medium. Charting the impact of social and cultural influences alongside the effect of technological developments, Photography also analyzes iconic images, revealing the context and stories behind them and picking out the defining details.
In 1944, while the world was falling apart, a father was indulging his daughter''s demand to see pictures he had taken of her. Asked why she could not see them immediately, Edwin Land asked himself: "Indeed, why not?"
The symbiosis between fashion magazines and advertising is most obvious in fashion. The lifeblood flowing between them is photography, the more creative and inventive the better, as fashion thrives on style and an element of surprise.