20th Century Photographers: Interviews on the Craft, Purpose, and the Passion of Photography, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

20th Century Photographers

Interviews on the Craft, Purpose, and the Passion of Photography, 1st Edition

By Grace Schaub

Edited by George Schaub


282 pages

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This book is a compilation of interviews and essays that cover a broad range of photographers and photographic disciplines. Each photographer profiled made a living by concentrating on a specific aspect of the craft, but in doing so transcended their livelihood to become recognized for more than the type of images they created. Each had a distinct "style," creative approach, dedication to the craft, point of view about themselves and the world.

These interviews were conducted during a seminal period in the shift from film to digital and from print reproduction to global distribution on the Internet. Just like their photographs continue to inspire today, now these pros’ words can live on as an invaluable reference for the photographers of the future. The truth and wisdom in this collection transcend time and technology.

Table of Contents


  1. Arnold Newman
  2. Art Kane
  3. Arthur Leipzig
  4. Bernard Gotfryd (essay)
  5. Carl Mydans
  6. Chris Rainier
  7. David Michael Kennedy
  8. Douglas Kent Hall
  9. Douglas Kirkland
  10. Fred Picker
  11. Galen Rowell
  12. George Kalinsky
  13. George Tice
  14. Gordon Parks
  15. Hansel Mieth and Otto Hagel
  16. J. Ross Baughman
  17. Jodi Cobb
  18. Jody Dole
  19. Joyce Tenneson
  20. Lewis Kemper
  21. Lois Greenfield
  22. Martha Casanave
  23. Mary Ellen Mark
  24. O. Winston Link
  25. Patrick Demarchelier
  26. Pete Turner
  27. Peter Galassi
  28. Rick Smolan and David Cohen
  29. Ruth Bernhard
  30. Sally Mann
  31. Van Deren Coke
  32. Walter Chappell
  33. William Neill

About the Author/Editor

George Schaub (Editor) is the editor at large at Shutterbug magazine. He has written more than 20 books on photography and is an associate professor at the Parsons School of Design in New York City.

Grace Schaub (Author/Interviewer) was a photographer, artist, and writer who, throughout the latter part of the twentieth century, interviewed many of the most influential photographers of the time for various magazines including Photo Pro, Photographer's Forum, Camera Arts and View Camera magazine. She was a faculty member in the photographic department at the New School University in NYC.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHOTOGRAPHY / Photojournalism