Friday, January 7, 2011

Photography As Art

One of the best ways a "self-taught" photographer can learn, is to study the work of other artists that are regarded as being successful, "critically acclaimed", or a "master". That was true back in the summer of 1969 when I studied drawing at Louisiana Tech. I spent many hours in the library or in galleries trying to learn from the work of others.

Now, here comes a photographer who for over forty years has been considered a master at his craft. He has collected the work of fifty-two other photographers (who all are considered to be artists) into one volume. What a great book!

You can read my entire review and see three sample images here, at

The first image in the book just happens to be the work of another author who's book I reviewed just a short time ago. Bruce Barnbaum's "Circular Chimney" starts the collection. Click through and see what you think.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Etier!!!
    This book is wonderful. I was amazed that he was unaware of this photographer. My work of completing the course in journalism was about photojournalism. Congratulations for your work, even very admirable, great for students and professionals. Thanks for sharing. Good weekend!!!