Photographers often look at an image--one they've either already created or are in the process of making--and ask themselves a simple question: "Is this a good photograph?" It's an understandable question, but the truth is that it's profoundly unhelpful. How are you supposed to answer that? What does "good" even mean?
A colorful, insider portrait of '70s surf culture, with a foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Finnegan
A visionary work of radical empathy.
Known for immersion journalism that is more immersed than most people are willing to go, and for a prose style that is somehow both fierce and soulful, Jeff Sharlet dives deep into the darkness around us and awaiting us.
Gordon Parks' ethically complex depictions of crime in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles, with previously unseen photographs
Cartier-Bresson by Cartier-Bresson: the photographer's "master set" survey of his career, presented for the first time alongside selections by Annie Leibovitz, Wim Wenders and others
Weegee's noir classic on the secret life of New York, now in a beautifully printed new edition
How to read photographs: the new essential primer
In 1973, John Szarkowski, the revered director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, published his classic volume Looking at Photographs: 100 Pictures from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, offering a wide-ranging and accessible history of photography and an engaging primer.
Jack Robinson made his name as a much-sought-after fashion and celebrity photographer during the 1960s and early 1970s, and his work is well documented in hundreds of pages of Vogue, the New York Times, and Life, as well as other publications. However, his personal life remains virtually unknown.
The little-known color photography of Manuel lvarez Bravo, presented in a beautiful cloth binding with a tipped-on cover image
The first book of photography to be published by the Academy Award-winning film director and photographer Spike Jonze. Will appeal to every fan of Beastie Boys and golden-era hip hop, as well as photography and Spike Jonze's own focused audiences.
A beloved Robert Adams photobook, now in an expanded edition
Paul Mpagi Sepuya presents the work of one of the most prominent, up-and-coming photographers working today. Sepuya primarily makes studio photographs of friends, artists, collaborators, and himself, inviting viewers to consider the construction of subjectivity.