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National Geographic Society (U.S.)
||504 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
||National Geographic Portraits --
The strange and the exotic --
1930's-1940's away from Depression & War --
1950's-1960's cheerful Kodachrome days --
1970's-1980's back to realism --
1990's to the present photography and ambiguity.
||National Geographic greatest portraits
This collection photographs tells the story of portrait photography through the eyes and words of five accomplished National Geographic photographers. It showcases images never before seen alongside award winning favorites. New and fascinating text reveals photographers' individual experiences photographing people and their evaluation of NG portraits produced during each decade, from the late 19th century until today. The book opens with a beautiful and surprising look at National Geographic's contribution to the knowledge of the world's peoples through photography. Five chapters follow, each spanning approximately two decades and covering an era in world history and photographic style. The chapters are: Before 1930 (Exploring the power of photography), 1930s-1940s (The Great Depression and World War II), 1950s-1960s (Bright colors and perky smiles), 1970s-1980s (Back to realism), 1990s-Present (Everything is relative). Each of these chapters is a portrait of the world.