The Photograph Collector
Photographers celebrates the innovative men and women behind the camera. This definitive edition shows rarely seen photographs of some of twentieth-century photography’s greatest names. From Henri Cartier-Bresson and Weegee, to David Bailey and Richard Avedon by way of the men and women of Life and Picture Post magazines as well as anonymous pressmen, they are all shown at work with their camera. This Reel Art Press edition shows photographers with their celebrity subjects, who range from Hollywood stars to athletes, musicians, and politicians. It also shows some of those same celebrities turning the camera back on to the photographer.
Among the photographers shown are: Antony Armstrong-Jones, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Cecil Beaton, Margaret Bourke-White, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Terence Donovan, Philippe Halsman, Bert Hardy, Annie Leibovitz, Tony Ray-Jones, and Weegee. Subjects include Sean Connery, Sammy Davis Jr., David Hemmings, Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, Peter Sellers, Terence Stamp, James Stewart, Robert Vaughn, and John Wayne as well as the Beatles, Christine Keeler, Bobby and John F. Kennedy, and shots on film sets.
An introductory essay by one of the world’s leading photographic specialists, Michael Pritchard (Director-General of The Royal Photographic Society), sets the photographers and their cameras within a wider context of the rapid growth in demand for photographs of celebrities from the 1890s and the development of celebrity culture associated with the rise of the movies from the 1920s.