The Education of a Photographer

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Steven Heller, Charles Traub
Allworth Press, Sep 21, 2010 - Photography - 256 pages
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• Ideal for art students at every level
• Illuminating words about creating great images
• Published in association with New York’s School of Visual Arts
What does it mean to become a photographer in the twenty-first century? This thoughtful collection of essays illuminates the spirit of the people who make the indelible images of our times. Aspiring and professional photographers—especially those in arts programs throughout the United States—will appreciate the comprehensive vision of The Education of a Photographer. Classic writings from the twentieth century as well as the thoughts of the most influential talents working today, plus essays from designers, editors, and gallery owners, make this a compelling look at what drives and inspires photographers to create great work.

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User Review  - Scott Lapierre - Goodreads

Hit and miss. I found myself folding the bottom page over in several essays because they were very inspiring and eloquent. But then there are essays so insufferably, unconscionably, unforgivably ... Read full review

Review: The Education of a Photographer

User Review  - Gueorgui - Goodreads

This is a collection of essays and interviews. Some are very interesting and valuable, others less so. I'd have liked to have each piece to be dated, so that a little more historical context is available. Overall, an enjoyable read. Read full review


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About the author (2010)

Steven Heller is senior Art Director for the New York Times & author of over seventy books on art, culture, & design. He lives in New York City.

Charles Traub is chairperson of the MFA program in Photography, Video and Related Media at the School for Visual Arts in New York City. He is a co-founder of the exhibition here is new york: a democracy of photographs which received the Brendan Gill Award and the ICP Cornell Capa Infinity Award. He has had many one-man exhibitions in major galleries and museums throughout the world and is represented in photography's most important collections. Among his many books are Beach, Italy Observed, and An Angler's Album.

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