I have just finished this book, ‘Singular Images Essays on Remarkable Photographs, edited by Sophie Howarth. I have read this book to help prepare myself for my assignment which is to write an essay on a photograph.
I enjoyed this book and I found it very interesting describing how the photographs were made, the context and connotations.
This book has has following essays:
Latticed Window (with the camera obscura) August 1835- William Fox-Talbot by Geoffrey Batchen
Chimney Sweeps Walking 1852 – Charles Negre by Mary Warner Marien
Iago, Study from an Italian 1867 – Julia Margaret-Cameron by Roger Hargreaves
Dust Breeding 1920 – Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp by David Campany
A Snicket, Halifax 1937 – Bill Brandt by Nigel Warburton
A young Brooklyn family going for a Sunday outing N.Y.C. 1966 – Diane Arbus by Liz Jobey
Jubilee Street Party, Elland, Yorksire 1977 – Martin Parr by Val Williams
The Hug, New York City 1980 – Nan Goldin by Darsie Alexander
Aegean Sea, Pilion 1990 – Hiroshi Sugimoto by Dominic Willsdon
San Zaccaria, Venice 1995 – Thomas Struth by Sophie Howarth
A view from an apartment 2004-5 – Jeff Wall by Sheena Wagstaff
I would recommend this book and I found it a good and easy read.