Best Gay Photography books

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The Homoerotic Photograph : Male Images from Durieu / Delacroix to Mapplethorpe
1.  The Homoerotic Photograph : Male Images from Durieu / Delacroix to Mapplethorpe by Allen Ellenzweig
The list author says:
  "You'll want this in hardback if you can find it.  It is the best overview of male art photography."
Used & New from: $9.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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The Edge of Desire
2.  The Edge of Desire by Howard Roffman
The list author says:
  "Howard is a genius with a camera.  This is his first and best book though the others are close behind. I have a Roffman in my personal collection."
Used & New from: $4.55
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Bear Pond
3.  Bear Pond by Bruce Weber
The list author says:
  "Any Weber book is worth its weight in gold. The first three are a fortune today. This originly sold for $50 and is now worth ten times that today."
Used & New from: $240.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Herb Ritts: Pictures
4.  Herb Ritts: Pictures by Herb Ritts
The list author says:
  "Ritts first book long out of print but a must have for any collector. I have "Fred with Tires" and "Bob Paris at Paradise Cove" in my personal collection"
Used & New from: $26.36
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Naked Men : Pioneering Male Nudes 1935-1955
5.  Naked Men : Pioneering Male Nudes 1935-1955 by David Leddick
The list author says:
  "Leddick has carved out a niche industry in writing about the male nude in photography and draws on a personal history with many photographers back to Georgr Platt Lynes."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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George Platt Lynes Portraits 1927-1955
6.  George Platt Lynes Portraits 1927-1955 by George Platt Lynes
The list author says:
  "Jack Woody really opened up the market for collecting male nide photography with this book and Bruce Weber's eponymous first book."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Summer Souvenirs
7.  Summer Souvenirs by Ken Haak
The list author says:
  "Haak is a highly under-rated photography and his books have quickly disappeared."
Used & New from: $9.95
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Adonis: Masterpieces of Male Erotic Photography
8.  Adonis: Masterpieces of Male Erotic Photography by Michelle Olley
The list author says:
  "A recent book quickly being bought out. May get a reprint."
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Models and Friends
9.  Models and Friends by Kenn Duncan
The list author says:
  "A photographer who died too young, he opened doors with his work in the late lamented magazine, "After Dark"."
Used & New from: $30.79
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Greg Gorman
10.  Greg Gorman by Greg Gorman
The list author says:
  "Along with Weber and Ritts he is the third of the big three in male photography all his books belong in any collection."
Used & New from: $174.97

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Exposed: A Celebration of the Male Nude from 90 of the World's Greatest Photographers
11.  Exposed: A Celebration of the Male Nude from 90 of the World's Greatest Photographers by Phil Braham
The list author says:
  "Braham survey contemporay photography with intriguing commentary about the works presented."
Used & New from: $12.92
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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