This post on DPreview today by Barney on the Barthes’ book Camera Lucida was really interesting and worth a read – and perhaps the book itself too? There were over 100 comments posted to this article at the time I read it, many including other essential photography book titles including books by Robert Adams, Susan Sontag, Stephen Shore, Joan Didion, John Berger and many more – so the comments on the article were really also quite interesting. What books have changed the way you photograph?
With most activities restricted, this is a good time to think about what photography is, and what it means. One of Senior Editor Barney’s favorite photography books has hardly any pictures in it and wasn’t even written by a photographer.