Photographs That Changed the World

Photographs That Changed the World

By: Monk, Lorraine

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pp 51 Oversized hardback with paper dust jacket in excellent condition; black board with silver title to spine and front cover; perfect book to display on coffee tablePhotographs that have made history as well as recorded it, such as the notorious execution of a Viet Cong suspect in Saigon, are gathered and discussed in a powerful collection of graphic images. Here is a simple concept, beautifully presented: 51 carefully selected and well-reproduced images, with one-page essays telling the story of each. The sole criterion is that these photographs have somehow shaped our thinking about ourselves and this medium. Beginning with 13 important 19th-century images, we proceed in roughly chronological order up to the Challenger explosion. Some pictures fill us with optimism, such as Buzz Aldrin on the moon. Many more have to do with war, poverty, and man's potential for inhumanity: Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother," Lewis Hine's "Child Spinner" in a southern textile mill, Anne Frank's self-portrait, Bourke-White's 1945 photo of Buchenwald survivors, the bombing of Guernica, the first atomic bomb explosion at Los Alamos, the 1970 shooting at Kent State. Recommended for photohistory and journalism collections.

Title: Photographs That Changed the World

Author Name: Monk, Lorraine

Categories: Photography & Video, Arts & Photography,

Publisher: US, Doubleday: 1989

ISBN Number: 0385261950

ISBN Number 13: 9780385261951

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Like New

Jacket Condition: Excellent

Type: Hardcover

Size: 10.5 x 0.5 x 11.5 inches

Weight: 27.00 lbs

Seller ID: PGB85

Keywords: Photography, Artistic