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Book Club - First Set of Book Suggestions
Old 06-14-2007   #1
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Book Club - First Set of Book Suggestions

This thread will run for four days (until Monday morning Ottawa time).

Please post your suggestions for the first book to be read by the new RFF Book Club. Remember that the field is wide open here. You may suggest books of photography or books about photography. The only condition is that the books should be reasonably easy to get a hold of.

If you want to include reasons for your suggestion, that might be helpful. But please refrain from expressing your support or opposition for another's choice. We'll save that for the voting thread which I will open on Monday morning.

OK, the floor is open!

(If you want to know more about the book club, please refer to THIS thread.)
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Old 06-14-2007   #2
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How about Matanle "Collecting and Using Classic Cameras"?
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Israël, 50 ans
par les photographes de Magnum

An excellent compilation of images from 1948 to 1997 about Israelian way of life and dramatic episodes.
From robert Cappa to Abbas..great stuff!


Sleeping with ghosts, Don McCullin (a classic!)
No commets about it..excellent collection of this great photojournalist!!
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Wilfred Thesiger, "Visions of a Nomad".
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All the books on photography I read are long-since out-of-print. I just finished reading "Combat Camera Man" by Jerry J. Joswick, copyright 1961. Army Air Force combat photographer on B-24's in the European air wars, including the battles over Ploesti, Romania. Riveting. But I doubt we could all obtain a copy in short order, sorry.
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"Associated Press Guide to Photojounalism". It's not as boring as it sounds and I found it at the library.

ps. welcome back Bill.
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'Magnum Landscape'

It's inexpensive, especially in paperback, and available at Amazon.
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Magnum Lanscape is great.
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Wink Magnum Lanscape is great.

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'Magnum Landscape'

It's inexpensive, especially in paperback, and available at Amazon.
I also would reccommend The Tao of Photography : http://www.amazon.com/Tao-Photograph...1828572&sr=8-1
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Magnum Lanscape is great.
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Wink Magnum Lanscape is great.

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'Magnum Landscape'

It's inexpensive, especially in paperback, and available at Amazon.
I also would reccommend The Tao of Photography : http://www.amazon.com/Tao-Photograph...1828572&sr=8-1
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"The Ongoing Moment" by Geoff Dyer
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How about the classic "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger?

Easily available ... and everyone keeps telling me I ought to read it!
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On Being a Photographer - David Hurn & Bill Jay
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On Being a Photographer - David Hurn & Bill Jay

How about 'On being a photographer' - David Hurn & Bill Jay ( Lenswork Publishing).
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OK, I'm done now.
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Let´s pick a book that is easily available and not dedicated to one camera brand to start with!
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A second for "On Being a Photographer" by Hurn/Jay.
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A second for "On Being a Photographer" by Hurn/Jay.
Good idea. I have always wanted to read that, too.
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Wow, I went out of town for a couple of days only to come back to find quite the impressive list here!

I'll let this thread run for one more day. Tomorrow morning I'll open the voting thread. So if anyone else still wants to get a suggestions in, now is your chance.
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How about the classic "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger?

Easily available ... and everyone keeps telling me I ought to read it!
I have been told this is a great book as well.
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Dyer's: "On Going Moment" is an exceptionally good book. It is thought provoking and makes one look at photography and photographers in a different light. It is also of recent vintage and readily available in libraries and book stores.
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Although I would very much prefer discussing pictures in books to talking about words about pictures in books, of the books so far, I'd go for Dyer's: "On Going Moment" or "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger.

But, if I'm not too late to make a suggestion, I'd like to offer any book by Freidlander or Martin Parr.
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