This lavish coffee-table book traces the history of photography from the first black and white images to celebrated examples of 21st-century digital photography.
Photography celebrates the most iconic photographs of the past 200 years and includes more than 50 biographies of the most famous photographers, explaining how they pushed the bounds of the medium. It also shows the extraordinary cameras that photographers experimented with, from the daguerreotype to the latest camera phones.
Charting the influence of social and cultural change, as well as the impact of science and technology, this beautiful book follows the history of photographs from the first grainy attempts at portait and landscape photography to gritty photojournalism, street photography, and digital photography, with special features delving into the stories behind photographic images that changed how people saw the world.
Packed with information and full of inspiration, Photography is the perfect photography book for budding photographers, seasoned professionals, and anyone with an interest in the fascinating story of photography.
Tom Ang is a world-renowned photographer, broadcaster, and writer. He is the author of more than 30 books, both in print and digital media, and includes perennial bestsellers Digital Photography Handbook, How to Photograph Absolutely Everything, and Digital Photography Masterclass, which together have sold more than a million copies worldwide. He was the host of BBC TV's A Digital Picture of Britain and has contributed to magazines such as What Digital Camera, MacUser, and Creative Arts. Tom also serves as a juror on international competitions and was Senior Lecturer in Photographic Practices at the University of Westminster, London, for more than 12 years. He won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award for his photographic coverage of the Marco Polo Expedition.