"Masters of Photography" is an indispensable and comprehensive guide to over 70 of the world's best-known photographers, from the pioneers of the early part of the century to the experimental artists who will take us into the future. Arranged in alphabetical order by photographer, each entry contains a selection of sumptuous reproductions of some of the photographer's most interesting and representative works. In addition there is an incisive appreciation of each of these most well-known or groundbreaking artists, including the technical background to their pictures, and a key facts panel detailing biographical details and the development of each photographer's career.
Reuel Golden is senior editor of the world's biggest magazine for professional photographers, the New York-based Photo District News. Prior to this he was editor of the British Journal of Photography for six years. During his time there he transformed the publication from a conservative trade journal to a magazine that truly reflects the dynamism and diversity of the photographic world. He is also the author of Carlton's Witness. He lives in New York. Foreword-writer Holly Stuart Hughes is editor-in-chief of Photo District News, the monthly magazine for professional photographers based in New York City.