Analysis on 52 Images of the World’s Top Photographers

In Why Photographs Work, George Barr analyzes 52 striking images by some of the world’s top photographers. Included are images by Charles Cramer, Bruce Barnbaum, Harald Mante, Dan Burkholder, Nick Brandt, Hans Strand, Roman Loranc, Huntington Witherill, Susan Burnstine, Ryuijie, Beth Moon, Phil Borges, Shaun O’Boyle, David Ward, Michael Levin, Michael Reichmann, Michael Kenna, Cole Thompson, George Jerkovich, Bengt Ekelberg, Sandra Davis, Brian Kosoff, Joe Lipka, Gordon Lewis, Lawrence Chrismas, Craig Richards and many more.

Accompanying Barr’s analysis of each image is an explanation by the photographer describing the circumstances of making the image, including not only the how, but also the why. Also included is each photographer’s biography, a reference to his/her websites and publications and brief technical descriptions of the equipment used in making each image.

Barr is an avid photographer since age twelve, working initially with a WWII Zeiss Ikonta and in a basement darkroom. He progressed through medium format and now uses DSLRs. His images have been published in Black and White Photography, Black and White, Focus, Lenswork and Outdoor Photography (British version).

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