The Eye of the Photographer
Hoogtepunten uit de FoMu collectie / Highlights from the FoMu collection
Sizes 22 x 27 cm
Pages 256 | Dutch / English edition
Publisher Lannoo | 2012
Anthology of the historical collection of the Fotomuseum of Antwerp, compiled around four photographic perspectives. Editor: Tamara Berghmans
Photography influences the way we look at reality. When seen through a camera lens, or in a photograph, the world looks different; the vision of the photographer determines the image.
The Eye of the Photographer illustrates how photographers, both past and present, have worked. According to the photographic perspective - objectifying or subjectifying, public or private - the reader is presented with different interpretations of reality.
The Eye of the Photographer takes a new, thematic look at the history of photography.
This publication contains over 150 highlights from the rich and international photography and camera collection of FoMu, including work by:
Edouard Baldus, Dirk Braeckman, Claude Cahun, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Francis Frith, William Klein, Eadweard Muybridge, Nadar, Stephen Shore, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz and others.
In addition, the book describes how the main camera types function and offers a well-organized timeline in which the most common photographic techniques are explained in the context of the technological evolution.