This book provides an inspirational education in photography for art, design and photography students as well as young and new photographers. An accessible, original guide, it explores the subjects and themes that have always obsessed photographers and explains technique in a clear and simple way. Embracing the whole spectrum of photography from traditional to digital, it introduces the work of the masters of the art as well as showing fresh, dynamic images created by young photographers from all over the world. An essential resource, the book also provides a valuable overview of careers in photography and a comprehensive reference section.
John Ingledew is a senior lecturer in photography at Central Saint Martins College, London. His book of pictures, A View from the Bridge, was published in 1998.