Photography, a concise history | Ian Jeffrey

book-jeffrey-ian-photography-a-concise-historyBeing a relatively small book, 245 pages, it couldn’t really try to be a comprehensive approach to the vast subject that it addresses. From there the name “a concise history”. But what is interesting in it is that once admitted that condition, there is a insightful history of ideas in photography with some very well choosen examples to support the argument. That is the way in which this book becomes interesting. The question of instantaneity, pursued since the invention of photographic processes (and apparently accomplished by digital photography) is, for instance, subject for a very enlightening essay. Also comparisons among exponents of photography on both sides of the Atlantic, like August Sander and Alfred Stieglitz, bring nice points to reflect upon. It is a pleasant reading of a photography history written in an authorial and competent way.

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