Photography Speaks

Photography Speaks

150 Photographers on Their Art

Book - 2004
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Featuring images drawn from the Chrysler Museum's expansive collection, Photography Speaks (1987) and Photography Speaks II (1995) offer photography students, professionals, and enthusiasts a history of the medium from its invention to the present day. This volume brings together the material presented in the original two volumes (with revisions) plus 16 additional works. Each of 150 chronologically-arranged entries contains biographical information and an original statement from the artist, accompanied by an example of his or her work. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Produced in conjunction with the preeminent Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, Aperture's essential series Photography Speaks will be reissued as one newly revised and expanded edition in the fall of 2004. From Matthew Brady to Cindy Sherman, more than 150 artists are represented in this new, combined volume 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, the discourse on art and artistry contained in this volume is of unprecedented scale, collecting the writing of such diverse photographers as William Henry Fox Talbot, Eugène Atget, Alfred Stieglitz, Lewis Hine, August Sander, Man Ray, Weegee, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Robert Heinecken, and Lucas Samaras. New additions include selections from Nadar, William Eggleston, Eikoh Hosoe, Gordon Parks, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Christian Boltanski, and Rineke Dijkstra. The contributors expound on topics such as their method and intentions, the state of the arts, or the medium itself. Photography Speaks has been and will continue to be a vital reference source, an enduring testament to the art of photography and an engrossing text for artists and enthusiasts alike.

Blackwell North Amer
Finally available as a single revised and expanded volume, Photography Speak I and II have long been invaluable reference sources for artists and enthusiasts alike. Featuring images drawn from the Chrysler Museum's expansive and renowned collection, this combined edition spans the history of the medium - from William Henry Fox Talbot to Cindy Sherman - including original texts and images from 150 of photography's most vital practitioners.
An example of each photographer's work is accompanied by a biographical introductory text and an original statement culled from conversations with, or writings by the artist - often written by the artist expressly to be included here. Photography Speaks provides a personalized history of photography through musings, anecdotes, conversations, war stories, and even verse, providing readers with vital insights on the medium from the very individuals who have shaped it.
The roster of photographers included has been further expanded to broaden the wide historical reach of the book, and to include those who have only recently entered the canon, with sixteen new selections from such artists as Southworth and Hawes, Nadar, Roman Vishniac, Gordon Parks, Eikoh Hosoe, William Eggleston, Christian Boltanski, Rineke Dijkstra, Luc Delahaye, Thomas Struth, and Gabriel Orozco.

Publisher: New York : Aperture, 2004
ISBN: 9781931788502
Branch Call Number: 770 P5667 2004
TR185 .P53 2004
Characteristics: 320 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Johnson, Brooks


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