Author(s): Marco Santini
Meet 18 pioneers of twentieth- and twenty-first-century photography and explore their most powerful images. From Cecil Beaton's glamorous celebrity shots to Robert Capa's gritty wartime images, this remarkable collection gathers the finest work of 18 groundbreaking photographers. Each person represented is a master of the art, and the diverse, international selection includes Margaret Bourke-White, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange, Robert Doisneau, Sebastiao Salgado, Werner Bischof, Abbas Attar, and Annie Leibovitz. On page after page, we see how they documented history, developed an individual aesthetic, and conveyed a specific vision of reality through the subjects, techniques, and styles they embraced.
Laura Magni writes about travel from a cultural and social standpoint, and has published articles and news stories in Italian and foreign magazines. She writes story treatments and screenplays, has worked as an editorial director, and oversaw the restyling of magazines and book series. She designs for private firms and public administration companies and has taught screenwriting at the IED design institute in Milan. Marco Santini has worked as a journalist for 20 years, and he specializes in travel, food, and wine, and in interior design reporting. He writes for important tourism and specialist periodicals, both in Italy and abroad. An author of guides and books, he has taught photography and organized photographic exhibitions in Italy.