A Chronology of Photography
Title: A Chronology of Photography: A Cultural Timeline from Camera Obscura to Instagram
Editor/Publisher: Thomas & Hudson
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.