From the famous Afghan girl whose haunting green eyes stare out from the book's cover, and her poignant story that captured the world's interest, to award-winning photography culled from the Society's vast archives, 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, and personal and colorful anecdotes about individual images and their adventures in the field.
Leah Bendavid-Val , Director of Photography Publishing for National Geographic Books, is the author of Propaganda & Dreams; Changing Reality; National Geographic: The Photographs; Stories on Paper & Glass, and most recently Song Without Words: The Photographs and Diaries of Countess Sophia Tolstoy.
She has curated photography exhibitions for museums worldwide.
Comments about National Geographic: The Photographs:
After perusing this book for a SHORT time, it's now on my coffee table, for the education of guests. Its biggest ADVANTAGE is also a DISADVANTAGE — its small size: 6" x 6 1/2". I knew this before buying, but it would still be nice to have this book available in its original, LARGE size. Otherwise, I highly recommend this book!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend