Twentieth Century United States Photographers: A Student's Guide

Twentieth Century United States Photographers: A Student's Guide

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Since the invention of the first camera through the advent of digital photography, men and women have sought to communicate a variety of messages and document a variety of experiences both personal and professional through their lenses. Hallmark and Congdon trace the lives of seventy-five American photographers who have had the most impact on the world of photography and the culture at large. Whether they are capturing strinking landscape scenes, terrible workplace conditions, the minute detail of a flower, a face, or an abstract image, these photographers tell viewers a story that is at the same time a historical record of the past and an interpretation of the future.

Photographers included in this volume: -Ansel Adams -Diane Arbus -Richard Avedon -Margaret Bourke-White -Edward Curtis -Walker Evans -Lewis Hine -Annie Leibovitz -Carm Little Turtle -Man Ray -Robert Mapplethorpe -Cindy Sherman -William Wegman -Edward Weston

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313335617
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/30/2008
Edition description: Student Guide
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Kristin G. Congdon is a Professor of Art and Philosophy at the University of Central Florida. She has published extensively on the study of folk arts, community arts, and contemporary art issues. She is co-editor of several books. She is the 1998 and 1999 recipient of the Manual Barken Memorial Award for scholarship from the National Art Education and the 1998 Ziegfeld Award from the United States Society for Education Through Art for international work in the arts.

Kara Kelley Hallmark writes about the lives and work of visual artists. She has a BFA in art history, MA in art education, graduate certificate in gender studies, and is in the completion phase of her doctorate in art education and women's studies at Florida State University. Past publications include Artists from Latin American Cultures (Greenwood, 2002) also co-authored with Kristin G. Congdon. Other publications include papers for art education conferences and a desktop publication for the House of Blues folk art collection in Orlando, Florida. Born in Dallas, she now lives and works independently in Austin, Texas.

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Laurie E. Hicks

"This book offers a wide-ranging introduction to individuals and influences that are the foundation of twentieth century photography in the United States. Focusing on both well known as well as less familiar but influential photographers, Congdon and Hallmark provide an encyclopedic look at the lives of those individuals whose artistic method and imagery have given contemporary photography its rich and enduring texture. This book will be a valuable resource for students interested in photography."

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