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National Geographic Greatest Portraits

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Baker & Taylor
A collection of nearly three hundred photographs from "National Geographic," representing the work of more than one hundred fifty acclaimed photographers, captures portrait images of people from around the world.

Baker
& Taylor

Presenting a series of remarkable images from around the world, an expansive collection of 280 color photographs from National Geographic, representing the work of more than 150 acclaimed photographers, captures portrait images of people from around the world, accompanied by insights from the photographers.

Simon and Schuster
National Geographic Greatest Portraits tells the story of portrait photography through the eyes-and words-of five accomplished National Geographic photographers. The book showcases images never-before-seen alongside award-winning favorites. New and fascinating text reveals photographers' individual experiences photographing people and their evaluation of NG portraits produced during each decade-from the late-19th century until today. National Geographic Greatest Portraits opens with a beautiful and surprising look at National Geographic's contribution to the knowledge of the world's peoples through photography. Five chapters follow, each spanning approximately two decades and covering an era in world history and photographic style. The chapters are: Before 1930 (Exploring the power of photography), 1930s-1940s (The Great Depression and World War II), 1950s-1960s (Bright colors and perky smiles), 1970s-1980s (Back to realism), 1990s-Present (Everything is relative). Each of these chapters is a portrait of the world. National Geographic Greatest Portraits tells the story of portrait photography through the eyes-and words-of five accomplished National Geographic photographers. The book showcases images never-before-seen alongside award-winning favorites. New and fascinating text reveals photographers' individual experiences photographing people and their evaluation of NG portraits produced during each decade-from the late-19th century until today. National Geographic Greatest Portraits opens with a beautiful and surprising look at National Geographic's contribution to the knowledge of the world's peoples through photography. Five chapters follow, each spanning approximately two decades and covering an era in world history and photographic style. The chapters are: Before 1930 (Exploring the power of photography), 1930s-1940s (The Great Depression and World War II), 1950s-1960s (Bright colors and perky smiles), 1970s-1980s (Back to realism), 1990s-Present (Everything is relative). Each of these chapters is a portrait of the world.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, [2004]
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780792273639
079227363X
Branch Call Number: 779.2 In 2004
Characteristics: 504 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Alternative Title: National geographic

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