Photography Speaks II: Seventy-Six Photographers On Their Art
Photography Speaks II: Seventy-Six Photographers on Their Art
This collection of pictures, which spans 150 years and ranges from daguerreotypes to digital images, is a follow-up to an acclaimed 1989 volume. Johnson draws from a variety of sources--including interviews, letters and obscure publications--to assemble an anecdotal history of photography; he largely eschews big names in favor of strong images. Pioneer landscape photographer Thomas Roche talks about his working methods; Gertrude Kasebier, who encouraged women to pursue photography, discusses the medium as an art form. The most surprising inclusions are Thomas Eakins and surrealist Rene Magritte, both better known as painters.