How To Read A Photograph: Understanding, Interpreting And Enjoying The Great Photographers
- Author: Ian Jeffrey
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson
- ISBN: 9780500295380
When we look at a photograph, we don't just look at them passively; we search for meaning, reading the images as we would a piece of writing, considering both subject matter and composition. As with literature, the exercise can be daunting to even experienced photography fans.
In How To Read A Photograph, Ian Jeffrey unlocks the visual language of many famous photographs. He introduces more than 100 photographers, from Alfred Stieglitz, Bill Brandt and Henri Cartier-Bresson to Andreas Gursky, Rinko Kawauchi and Cindy Sherman, and decodes their key works using historical and cultural context. Jeffrey also highlights the styles and movements throughout the history of the medium, providing a wealth of engaging images and reading experiences.