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20th Century Photographers: Interviews on the Craft, Purpose, and the Passion of Photography written by Grace Shaub and published by Focal Press is a compilation of interviews and essays that cover a broad range of photographers and photographic disciplines. Each photographer profiled made a living by concentrating on a specific aspect of the craft, but in doing so transcended their livelihood to become recognized for more than the type of images they created.
The interviews were conducted during a seminal period in the shift from film to digital and from print reproduction to global distribution on the Internet. Just like their photographs continue to inspire today, the words of the photographers live on as an invaluable reference for the photographers of the future. The truth and wisdom in this collection transcend time and technology.
Grace Schaub (Author/Interviewer) was a photographer, artist, and writer who, throughout the latter part of the twentieth century, interviewed many of the most influential photographers of the time for various magazines including Photo Pro, Photographer's Forum, Camera Arts and View Camera magazine. She was a faculty member in the photographic department at the New School University in NYC.
George Schaub (Editor) is the editor at large at Shutterbug magazine. He has written more than 20 books on photography and is an associate professor at the Parsons School of Design in New York City.
Introduction Arnold Newman Art Kane Arthur Leipzig Bernard Gotfryd (essay) Carl Mydans Chris Rainier David Michael Kennedy Douglas Kent Hall Douglas Kirkland Fred Picker Galen Rowell George Kalinsky George Tice Gordon Parks Hansel Mieth and Otto Hagel J. Ross Baughman Jodi Cobb Jody Dole Joyce Tenneson Lewis Kemper Lois Greenfield Martha Casanave Mary Ellen Mark O. Winston Link Patrick Demarchelier Pete Turner Peter Galassi Rick Smolan and David Cohen Ruth Bernhard Sally Mann Van Deren Coke Walter Chappell William Neill