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Two Books on Photographing the National Parks Reviewed

There are a lot of books about photographing a specific national park, but to the best of my knowledge, there are only two books about photographing all the national parks. Photographing National Parks by Chris Nicholson, 2015, Softcover, 232 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches, $28 Photographing National Parks is a modestly guidebook-sized volume (5.5 x […]

Two NPS Centennial National Parks Photography Books Reviewed

Surprisingly, only two photography books about the national parks have been released for the NPS Centennial, and a third one is timed for this summer. Let have a look at them. The National Parks: An Illustrated History by Kim Heacox (author) National Geographic, 2015, Hardcover, 384 pages, 9.1 x 10.9 $50 Combining a history book […]

The First National Parks Photography Book

As you all know, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. What is less known is that 1916 is also the year when the first photography book about the national parks, National Parks Portfolio, was published. It was no coincidence. As recounted in the film by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, The […]

Best Photobooks 2015: the Meta-List

Here’s this year’s meta-list of best photobooks. It started with the shortlists for the Aperture Photobook Awards 2015, Foto Book Festival Kassel expert selection and Rencontres d’Arles Book Awards, and continued with Olga’s compilation of lists at phot(O)lia, which I encourage you to visit to follow the links to those lists. The methodology is the […]

Three How-to Landscape Night Photography Books reviewed

The history of night photography stretches back to the early 20th century, all the way to Alfred Stiegliz. However, it is only in the last decade that, ignited by advances in digital cameras, natural landscapes (as opposed to man-made structures) have become a popular subject for night photography. Making a natural landscape photograph that captures […]

Galen Rowell Books

Summary: A survey of more than ten of Galen Rowell’s books, representative of the whole arc of his career, by a photographer he deeply inspired. Galen Rowell (1940-2002) was a man of many considerable talents who touched several universes: one of the world’s most accomplished climbers and adventurers, a prolific author, an advocate for conservation […]

Best Photobooks 2014: the Meta-List

Here’s this year’s meta-list of best photobooks, seeded with the Aperture/Paris Photo PhotoBook Awards Shortlist and based on the phot(o)lia compilation, which I encourage you to visit to follow the links to those lists. The methodology is the same as for the Best Photobooks 2012 Meta-List and Best Photobooks 2013 Meta-List. Note that some links […]

Best Photobooks 2013: the Meta-List

I am compiling again a meta-list of best photobooks for the year, using the same methodology as for the Best Photobooks 2012 Meta-List. The meta-list was seeded with the Aperture/Paris Photo PhotoBook AwardsShortlist – curiously, AOI [COD.19.I.I.43] – AZ7 [S/COD.23](2013) by Rossangela Renno, who won that award (as well as Arles) was the last of […]

Philip Hyde books

After Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter, the third pillar of conservation photography in the 20th century was Philip Hyde (1921-2006). In fact, it can be argued that Philip Hyde was more instrumental in this role than his two more famous counterparts, and that it was precisely for that reason that he is less known. A […]

Best Photobooks 2012: the meta-list

I like to look at photographs, in genres very different from my own, particularly in book form. I may write some about this obsession later, but for now let me just mention that in some years, I have spent more on photobooks than on photography gear. I also like best-of lists for many things. Despite […]