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1001 Photographs

You Must See Before You Die

By Paul Lowe

  • Paperback
  • £20.00

A fascinating and comprehensive introduction to the greatest photographs ever shot, with stunning reproductions of each photo alongside illuminating explanations and historical details.

A fascinating and comprehensive introduction to the greatest photographs ever shot, with stunning reproductions of each photo alongside illuminating explanations and historical details.

From the oldest surviving photograph from 1826, to Trump's election win in 2016, this is a chronological tour through the greatest images ever captured, and an all-inclusive guide to the art of photography.

Featuring photographs from around the world and by myriad different photographers, readers can discover all the big names, from Henri Cartier-Bresson to Annie Leibovitz, Ansel Adams to Helmut Newton, and many more besides.

Whether you are already a photography buff looking to widen your scope of knowledge, or a photography newbie looking for a concise yet comprehensive guide to the most iconic photographs of all time, this book is for you.

Biographical Notes

Paul Lowe is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in a wide range of publications, including Time, Newsweek, Life, The Sunday Times Magazine, the Observer and the Independent. He is currently Course Director of the Masters program in Photojournalism at London College of Communication.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781844039173
  • Publication date: 07 Sep 2017
  • Page count: 960
  • Imprint: Cassell
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