A massive book
that includes 500 photographers and a single image
by each. Edited by Ian Jeffrey
, a short paragraph accompanies each photo, detailing the significance
of each photo and/or its creator
. The images range from the earliest days of photography to recent years and cover everything from portraits
. It is an excellent source
as to the top names
in the field, but offers a look at the history and trends
in photography as well.
It is similar to The Art Book
or The 20th Century Art Book.