Focal Press has published “Twentieth Century Photographers” by Grace Schaub, a compilation of interviews and essays that cover a broad range of photographers and photographic disciplines. Each photographer profiled made a living by concentrating on a specific aspect of the craft, but in doing so transcended their livelihood to become recognized for more than the type of images they created. Each had a distinct “style,” creative approach, dedication to the craft, and point of view about themselves and the world.
The interviews, many of which were originally published between 1986 and 2000 in photographic magazines, were conducted during a seminal period in the shift from film to digital and from print reproduction to global distribution on the Internet. Just as their photographs continue to inspire today, these pros’ words live on as an invaluable reference for the photographers of the future. The truth and wisdom in this collection transcend time and technology.
The book features interviews with notable photographers such as Mary Ellen Mark, Carl Mydans, O. Winston Link, Arnold Newman, Gordon Parks, and Joyce Tenneson and covers a wide array of photographic fields such as photojournalism, fine art, and fashion.
20th Century Photographers by Grace Schaub (ISBN 978-1138840959, 292 pages, Focal Press, 2015) is available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and wherever fine books are sold.