"National Geographic" : The Photographs, Hardback Book

"National Geographic" : The Photographs Hardback

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The Photographs offers readers an inside look at National Geographic and a sharp-eyed view of the world.

The book showcases the skill and imagination of such notable Geographic photographers as David Doubilet, William Albert Allard, Sam Abell, Jim Stanfield, Jodi Cobb, Jim Brandenburg, David Alan Harvey, and many more.

They share their techniques, as well as personal and colorful anecdotes about individual images and their adventures in the field-sometimes humorous, sometimes terrifying, always vividly compelling.

Author Leah Bendavid-Val writes about the photographers' achievements from technical, journalistic, and artistic perspectives.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336 pages, 210 colour photographs
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual photographers
  • ISBN: 9781426202919



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I have always thought that National Geographic has amazing photography. My boyfriend loves the magazine, so I got this book for him. The photos are split up into different themes, and they were more focused on gritty reality than beautiful, sweeping epic visionaries. Maybe it was just the last NG book I looked at, but I certainly remember a different feel to those photos. Not that these photos aren't excellent, though.Be sure to read the text as well, especially the little captions that tell you the subject of each photo. I actually had this on my coffee table for a little while, but decided to move it after a certain incident. A guest came over and flipped open the book casually, only to be met with a huge photo (this is a big book) of blood and guts and terrified faces. Just thought I'd warn, since one of the top tags here is "coffee table."

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