Photography is fantastic! It spans documentary, journalism and many kinds of art. It has an intense history of less than 200 years. It both shows something of the real world and something of the photographer, and sometimes even magically of many other things. We all know photographs, and look at them as a natural thing even though they are always a strange two dimensional and distorted slice of some time ago. Most photographs are understandably immediately but the good ones have many subtle mechanisms that make them work.
The book PHOTO:BOX, edited by Roberto Koch is a book that at the same time
- Shows 250 fantastic photographs that you can spend hours looking at
- Tells about the history of photographs and also some about the history of many great photographers
- Learns you something about looking a photographs - mostly just by the selection in the book, but also from the many comments about the photographs in the book