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The Photographer’s Eye

Posted in Discussions by Paul Turounet on August 20, 2007


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The Photographer’s Eye was written by John Szarkowski and published by the New York Museum of Art in 1966. John Szarkowski was one of photography’s most committed and thoughtful voices while the Director of Photography at the New York Museum of Modern Art for three decades. During his tenure at the museum, his writings and and curatorial direction transformed the vision and critical discourse of photography. Szarkowski’s compact text eloquently complements skillfully selected and sequenced groupings of 172 photographs drawn from the entire history and range of the medium. Celebrated works by such masters as Cartier-Bresson, Evans, Steichen, Strand, and Weston are juxtaposed with vernacular documents and even amateur snapshots to analyze the fundamental challenges and opportunities that all photographers have faced – from publisher’s description.

Click on the Adobe Acrobat PDF file to download: Introduction To The Photographer’s Eye.pdf

The Photographer’s Eye can be purchased at photo-eye as well as Amazon.

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