This book will take us to a journey in time, telling us, through
a number of pictures, the history of Photography during most of the
19th and 20th centuries.
The history begins in 1926, when Niepce got the first photographic
Photograhy has changed greatly from those first documentary works
(Talbot, Fenton, Gardner) in search of its own place in the world
Compared to the shy first steps represented by the portraits made
by Margaret Cameron, the pictorialism of Steichen, the naturalism
of Emerson or the singular street scenes of Atget, it is The Steerage
by Stieglitzt the picture which marks the inflection point in the
attempt to find the real identity of the photographic aesthetics,
thanks, to a large extent, to the democratization of photography.
The objectivity in the portraits made by Strand or Sander, or even
the more experimental approaches by Blossfeldt or Moholy-Nagy, show
us the new turn taken. Feininger or Ulessman were the later confirmation.
Our journey continues with the legacy of the great masters of the
20th century: Cartier Bresson, Brassai, Capa or Evans, or closer examples
like Suárez. It concludes with the astonishingly new works
of the second third of the last century: Frank, Klein, Clark and Michaels.