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Blind Spot

Hardback, 06/07/2017, £20.00
In more than 150 pairs of images and surprising, lyrical text, the author explores his complex relationship to the visual world through his two great passions: writing and photography.

Looking for Lenin

Hardback, 25/05/2017, £19.95

Understanding a Photograph

Paperback, 07/11/2013, £9.99
Contains essays and previously uncollected pieces written for exhibitions and catalogues in which Berger probes the work of photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and W Eugene Smith - and the lives of those photographed - with fierce engagement, intensity and tenderness.

Starting Photography O/P

7, 30/04/1997, £14.99
Written in a step-by-step logical manner, this manual explains how the key features of the camera operate, and the creative options each of these functions offer. There are suggestions on how to approach different subjects, and a section on assessing your own prints and identifying mistakes.

Ongoing Moment

Paperback, 12/07/2007, £9.99
* A brilliant, personal and original view of photography

Kodak Gray Cards

Paperback, 31/12/1999, £9.99

Seaside: Photographed

Hardback, 23/05/2019, £19.95
Around eighty photographers capture over a century of the British seaside in all its raucous, joyful and sometimes seedy glory.

Funland: A Journey Through the British Seaside

Hardback, 23/05/2019, £30.00

RESET THE APPARATUS!: A Survey of the Photographic and the Filmic in Contemporary Art

Hardback, 20/05/2019, £31.00
Book has special paperback binding with spine not covered.

Photography Exposure

Paperback, 19/11/2015, £23.99
Revision of: Exposure. Lausanne, Switzeerland: AVA Academia, 2009.

Basics Photography 02: Lighting

Paperback, 24/01/2019, £23.99

Basics Photography 01: Composition

Paperback, 07/03/2019, £22.99

Basics Photography 06: Working in Black & White

Paperback, 01/12/2008, £17.99
Covers various aspects of black-and-white photography for both film and digital formats. This book explains basic theory, how colours become greyscale tones and how photographers can learn to see in black-and-white. It also explores themes of black-and-white photography and how to develop a mastery of the necessary techniques are also explored.

Camera Lucida: Vintage Design Edition

Paperback, 12/03/2020, £9.99
Examining themes of presence and absence, these reflections on photography begin as an investigation into the nature of photographs - their content, their pull on the viewer, their intimacy.


Paperback, 26/11/2015, £42.99
Originally published under title: Basic photography.

Visual Culture

Paperback, 19/05/1999, £36.99
Visual Culture: The Reader provides an invaluable resource of over 30 key statements from a wide range of disciplines. Although underpinned by a focus on contemporary cultural theory, this Reader puts the study of visual culture and the rhetoric of the image at centre stage.

Ongoing Moment

Paperback, 15/11/2012, £12.99
'One of the most graceful ruminations on photography ever ... Dyer's tour de force is as inspirational as it is accessible.' Sunday Telegraph

Cindy Sherman

Paperback, 12/01/2007, £20.00
Critical essays on Cindy Sherman and one of contemporary art's most innovative bodies of work.

Jo Spence: The Final Project

Paperback, 30/09/2013, £14.95


Hardback, 15/06/2015, £24.00

Read This If You Want to be Instagram Famous

Paperback, 17/04/2017, £11.99
Packed with the essential secrets of the hottest Instagrammers around, all you have to do is put their advice into practice. With tips covering photographic techniques, captioning, codes of conduct, kit and managing your account, soon you too will be hailed as a Instragram icon!!!

Lee Miller: On Both Sides of the Camera

Paperback, 16/10/2006, £14.99
The first full-length biography of the legendary photographer Lee Miller

Exploring Visual Culture

7, 23/06/2005, £28.99
An introduction to the study of visual culture, this book offers a view of 'visual culture' that includes not only images, but also other visual media and forms of expression, from architecture to fashion, design and the human body.

On Photography

Paperback, 25/09/2008, £9.99
Features a critique of photography that asks forceful questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form. This title examines the ways in which we use these omnipresent images to manufacture a sense of reality and authority in our lives.

Photograph: A Visual and Cultural History

Paperback, 10/04/1997, £18.99
In a series of discussions of major themes and genres, Graham Clarke gives a clear and incisive account of the photograph's historical development, and elucidates the insights of the most interesting thinkers on the subject such as Roland Barthes and Susan Sontag.

Susan Sontag

Paperback, 03/10/2014, £9.99
Susan Sontag, one of the most internationally renowned and controversial intellectuals of the latter half of the twentieth century, still provokes. In 1979, Jonathan Cott, of Rolling Stone magazine, interviewed Sontag first in Paris and later in New York. This title publishes the entire transcript of Sontag's conversation.

On Photography

Paperback, 14/09/2015, £14.95

Lives of Lee Miller

Paperback, 11/04/1988, £20.00
Lee Miller's career encompassed several different careers: she was a successful model, then a leading Surrealist photographer; and then a war correspondent during World War II. Compiled by her son, this book offers a record of Miller's life and work.

Sebastiao Salgado: An Uncertain Grace

Paperback, 19/04/2004, £19.95
From a Brazilian mine where 50,000 men haul heavy sacks of dirt up and down ladders in search of a nugget of gold, to a former lake in western Africa, where starving people walk over its surface of sand, photographer Sebastian Salgado explores the lives of the planet's often-ignored people.

Why it Does Not Have to be in Focus: Modern Photography Explained

Paperback, 16/09/2013, £12.95
Choosing 100 key photographs, the author examines what inspired each photographer in the first place, and traces how the piece was executed. She brings to light the layers of meaning and artifice behind these singular works, some of which were initially dismissed out of hand for being blurred.

Nick Brandt: Inherit the Dust

Hardback, 04/04/2016, £45.00
Three years after the conclusion of his trilogy, On This Earth, the author returns to East Africa to photograph the escalating changes to the continent's natural world. In a series of epic panoramas, he records the impact of man in places where animals used to roam, but no longer do.

Magnum Stories

Hardback, 15/11/2004, £45.00
61 master classes on photography by key Magnum photographers.

Nature of Photographs

Paperback, 22/06/2010, £14.95
An essential primer on how to look at and understand photographs.

50 Photo Projects: Ideas to Kick-Start Your Photography

Paperback, 11/04/2009, £15.99
A collection of 50 photo projects - from creating an online photoblog to printing images on to canvas - focusing on exploring ideas and concepts, rather than specific techniques.

Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 9

Hardback, 19/10/2015, £25.00
Now in its ninth year, the Landscape Photographer of the Year Award was devised by Charlie Waite, one of Britain's foremost landscape photographers and created in association with AA Publishing.

British Wildlife Photography Awards: Collection 7

Hardback, 05/09/2016, £25.00
This superb collection of imagery showcases the very best of the British Wildlife Photography Awards, an annual competition celebrating the breathtaking diversity of the natural history of the British Isles.

Invisibles: Vintage Portraits of Love and Pride Gay Couples in the Early Twentieth Century

Hardback, 28/03/2014, £18.95
A charming collection of vintage pre-Stonewall photos of gay couples celebrating their relationships

Ghost Image

Paperback, 04/04/2014, £13.50
Features sixty-three short essays. Both a memoir and an exploration of the artistic process, this book not only reveals the author's particular experience as a gay artist captivated by the transience and physicality of his media and his life, but also his thoughts on the more technical aspects of his vocation.

Digital Photography Complete Course

Hardback, 01/09/2015, £20.00
Helps you to build your photography skills. This learning programme is suitable for any aspiring photographer. It guides you through every aspect of digital photography, using a combination of tutorials, step-by-step photo shoots, practical assignments and fun Q&As. It enables you to understand and use your camera to its full potential.

Digital Photographer's Handbook

Hardback, 01/07/2016, £25.00
Helps you learn everything you need to know about digital photography. This book covers the developments in digital cameras, equipment and software. It explores the pros and cons of all types of camera, from camera phones to top-of-the-range DSLRs. It also shows you how to manipulate your pictures to perfection and offers trouble-shooting advice.

Claude Cahun: A Sensual Politics of Photography

Paperback, 28/11/2007, £21.99
Provides information about the photographer Claude Cahun, whose work was rediscovered in the 1980s. This book positions the artist in the context of the turbulent times in which she lived. It sees the photographs as part of Cahun's wider life as an artist and writer, a woman and lesbian and as a political activist in the early twentieth century.

50 Years of Pirelli Calendar

Hardback, 20/07/2015, £50.00
The notoriously exclusive Pirelli Calendar, featuring glamorous shots of beautiful women, was first published in 1964. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the now-legendary institution that is the Pirelli Calendar, TASCHEN brings you a retrospective volume reproducing the complete calendars.

Michael O'Neill. On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace

Hardback, 25/09/2015, £50.00
From the banks of the ancient Ganges River to the glamor of Beverley Hills, from living saints to Hollywood celebrities, Michael O'Neill's quest to capture the esssence of yoga spans time, space, and peoples. His stunning images celebrate how the age-old discipline of asanas has developed into a modern global community of 30 million practitioners.


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