Dialogue with photography

Dialogue with photography contains interviews with 21 great photographers. This makes it an essential historical document and a reference of the creative process.

This is a must-have reference book for anyone interested in exploring photography as a means of artistic expression. Its authors, photographers Paul Hill and Thomas Joshua Cooper, interviewed during the 1970s 21 photographers recognized as true masters, who marked essential milestones in the history of photography.

The interviews included in the book were published in the magazine Camera , one of the most important photography magazines of the 20th century in Europe. They explore the situations that led these image creators to their first encounter with this medium, their learning of photographic technique and the different personal searches that guided their work.


The photographers interviewed are: Paul Strand, Man Ray, Sir Cecil Beaton, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Brassaï, André Kertész, George Rodger, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Herbert Bayer, Henry Holmes Smith, Helmut Gernsheim, Brett Weston, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Eliot Porter, W. Eugene Smith, Laura Gilpin, Imogen Cunningham, Wynn Bullock, Minor White and Beaumont Newhall.

Dialogue with photography is, without any doubt, a fundamental historical document and a reference of the creative process.

Data of the book:

  • Title : Dialogue with photography
  • Authors : Paul Hill (Ludlow, England, 1941) and Thomas Joshua Cooper (San Francisco, United States, 1946)
  • Editorial : Gustavo Gili
  • Collection : FotoGGrafía
  • Publication date : 1979 (first edition in English). 1980 (first edition in Spanish)

In their own spontaneous words, these photographers, each of whom represents different specialties - portraits, abstractions, reports, still lifes, fashions - recall their beginnings in the medium, their frustrations and their successes, as well as the effect that events world-wide groups exercised on his work, and, in turn, offer some words of advice to the later generations of photographers.

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