Stephanie Nordlund


A Chronology of Photography


Title: A Chronology of Photography: A Cultural Timeline from Camera Obscura to Instagram

Editor/Publisher: Thomas & Hudson

Date: 2019

Topic: Art History, Photography

Best for: Newcomers to photography

Focus: Art History, Fine Art, Photography

Page length: 639 pages

I spent a lot of time researching photography history books before I chose this one. I really love this book because of how it’s laid out. The authors walk you through photography history with the inclusion of numerous photo references, and there’s a timeline at the bottom of each spread that provides cultural context (see below). I always go for books that I can use as quick references later on, and A Chronology of Photography is definitely great for that.


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