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Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis

Chautauqua Prize 2013

by Timothy Egan

How a lone man’s epic obsession led to one of America’s greatest cultural treasures: Prize-winning writer Timothy Egan tells the riveting, cinematic story behind the most famous photographs in Native American...


Railroad Empire Across the Heartland: Rephotographing Alexander Gardner's Westward Journey

by James E. Sherow & John R. Charlton

This book presents recent photographs by John R. Charlton of the scenes Alexander Gardner recorded, paired with the Gardner originals and accompanied by James E. Sherow's discussion.


New York in the Sixties

by Klaus Lehnartz & Allan R. Talbot

Compelling photographs offer a vivid and varied tableau of daily life: shoppers, subways, Central Park, Coney Island, dozens of other revealing views of the city. 159 photographs by Lehnartz.


A Century of Progress: A Photographic Tour of the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair

by Chicago Tribune Staff

Between 1933 and 1934, over 48 million visitors attended "A Century of Progress Exposition," the world's fair located in Chicago, Illinois. Conceived of during the Roaring Twenties and born during the Great...


Face of War: New Zealand's Great War Photography

by Sandy Callister

An authoritative history of combat photography and its cultural, emotional, and memorial roles, this collection is the first to examine the vernacular photos of World War I taken by its New Zealand participants....


Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel

by Sherill Tippins

The history of New York's legendary Chelsea Hotel, where artists of all stripes, legends themselves, have lived and loved and worked for more than a century.


The Ongoing Moment

by Geoff Dyer

Great photographs change the way we see the world; The Ongoing Moment changes the way we look at both. Focusing on the ways in which canonical figures like Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Walker Evans, André...


Colonialist Photography: Imag(in)Ing Race and Place

by Eleanor M. Hight & Gary D. Sampson

Colonialist Photography is an absorbing collection of essays and photographs exploring the relationship between photography and European and American colonialism. The book is packed with well over a hundred...


Portraiture and Photography in Africa

by John Peffer & Elisabeth L. Cameron

Beautifully illustrated, Portrait Photography in Africa offers new interpretations of the cultural and historical roles of photography in Africa. Twelve leading scholars look at early photographs, important...


A Staggering Revolution: A Cultural History of Thirties Photography

by John Raeburn

During the 1930s, the world of photography was unsettled, exciting, and boisterous. John Raeburn's A Staggering Revolution recreates the energy of the era by surveying photography's rich variety of innovation,...


Wartime Kiss: Visions of the Moment in the 1940s

by Alexander Nemerov

Wartime Kiss is a personal meditation on the haunting power of American photographs and films from World War II and the later 1940s. Starting with a stunning reinterpretation of one of the most famous photos...


Doing Family Photography: The Domestic, The Public and The Politics of Sentiment

by Gillian Rose

Family photography is now more popular than ever thanks to technological advances which allow the storing and sharing of vast numbers of pictures. Here, case study material drawn from the UK offers a deeper...


Japanese American Resettlement Through the Lens

by Kenichiro Shimada & Lane Ryo Hirabayashi

In Japanese American Resettlement through the Lens, Lane Ryo Hirabayashi gathers a unique collection of photographs by War Relocation Authority photographer Hikaru Iwasaki, the only full-time WRA photographer...


The Victorians and Edwardians at War

by John Hannavy

By the time the first photographs were taken at war in the late 1840s, the idea that ‘the camera cannot lie’ was already firmly embedded in the Victorian psyche. ‘Truthful’ in a way the work of the war...


Photography

by Jae Emerling

Photography: History and Theory introduces students to both the history of photography and critical theory.

From its inception in the nineteenth century, photography has instigated a series of theoretical debates....


The Victorians and Edwardians at Play

by John Hannavy

A picture can say a thousand words and the images caught on camera during the Victorian and Edwardian periods provide a fascinating insight into the lives of Britons during this time. Take a step back between...


The Victorians and Edwardians at Work

by John Hannavy

A picture can say a thousand words and the images caught on camera during the Victorian and Edwardian periods provide a fascinating insight into the lives of Britons during this time. Take a step back between...


The Beginning and End of the World: St. Andrews, Scandal, and the Birth of Photography

by Robert Crawford

In a work of spectacular imagination and remarkable synthesis, poet Robert Crawford celebrates St Andrews, the first town in the world to have its people, buildings and natural environment thoroughly documented...