50 Contemporary Photographers You Should Know by Florian Heine

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Unfortunately, a single image is not nearly enough to arrive at a substantial conclusion about a photographer’s work, but it is an alluring jumping off point. In the instances where the editors have indeed departed from the single-image restriction, the format is effective in communicating the strength of the photographic work.
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The newest addition to Prestel’s highly successful “50...You Should Know” series offers the perfect introduction to the best contemporary photographers and their most iconic works. This globetrotting collection of contemporary photographers and their work is a great way to become familiar with the wide variety of techniques and styles embraced by the medium. Organized chronologically by year of birth, each photographer is introduced in double-page spreads that feature reproductions of their work and a perceptive and concise appreciation of their life and career. From Japanese photographer Daidõ Moriyama, famous for his images of post-war Japan, to Richard Mosse, an Irish conceptual documentarian who uses infrared film to document war in the Eastern Congo from a bold new perspective, this book offers an exciting array of familiar and not-so-familiar works. Among the photographers included are Nan Goldin, William Eggleston, Sebastião Salgado, Sally Mann, Nobuyoshi Araki, Dayanita Singh, Juergen Teller, and Alec Soth. By reaching across the globe and including artists whose work is experimental, groundbreaking, thought-provoking, or beautiful, this book presents a panoply of today’s most remarkable photographers.
 

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Published November 18, 2016 by Prestel. 160 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography.
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Reviewed by Richard Rivera on Nov 17 2016

Unfortunately, a single image is not nearly enough to arrive at a substantial conclusion about a photographer’s work, but it is an alluring jumping off point. In the instances where the editors have indeed departed from the single-image restriction, the format is effective in communicating the strength of the photographic work.

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