PHOTOGRAPHY IS A LANGUAGE by John R. Whiting

PHOTOGRAPHY IS A LANGUAGE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Limited to the field of magazine photography, this is concerned with photo journalism, and in simple prose and very effective illustration by leaders in the profession, describes the development and operation of this specialty. The evolution of photographic processes, styles, and the picture magazines; the various levels of photographic techniques; the picture story (choice of an idea, assignment of a photographer, research, captioning and editing of pictures); picture careers- from darkroom up; and twenty interviews with leading exponents of the art, including Karsh, Eisenstedt, Margaret Bourke-White, Gehr, etc. Nice piece of book-making in addition -- this is for the would-be photographer or picture editor. Hence should be listed in libraries as a vocational book.

Pub Date: Feb. 4th, 1947
Publisher: Ziff-Davis