White sofa photo by decor8

Photography Bookstore

Here's a large selection of photography books, with sections for types of photography and then scroll down for individual prominent photographers. If you don't know much about photographers, I have some favorites to suggest!

  • Ansel Adams: the well-known B&W landscape photograper and naturalist
  • Diane Arbus: hard to summarize in a brief blurb - read her biography and see her photos!
  • Felice Beato: among other things, photographed Japan in the 1860s
  • Cecil Beaton: photographed celebrities and British high-society, including the royal family, from the 1920s to the 1960s
  • Karl Blossfeldt: not primarily a photographer, but he made some terrific graphical images of plants, focussing on patterns and design, to use in his classroom
  • Margaret Bourke-White: an early Life magazine photographer, with a great eye for composition
  • Brassaï: known for his photographs of Paris between the wars
  • Edward S. Curtis: documented native American culture from the late 1800s into the 1900s
  • Elliott Erwitt: what I like are his whimsical shots, often including children or dogs
  • William Mortensen: photographed Hollywood celebs from the 1920s to the 1940s in the pictorialist style

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