Qty:1
  • List Price: $27.50
  • Save: $6.88 (25%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Truth and Photography: No... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: The text block is free of marks. The dust jacket has stickers or sticker residue on it.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Truth and Photography: Notes on Looking and Photographing Hardcover – September 10, 2003


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$20.62
$15.00 $5.23

Best Books of the Year
See the Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.


Frequently Bought Together

Truth and Photography: Notes on Looking and Photographing + Why Photography Matters
Price for both: $32.71

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Ivan R. Dee (September 10, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 156663539X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1566635394
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,873,183 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

Beautifully composed...unique in the entire literature on photography, at least as far as I am acquainted with it. (Hilton Kramer)

In this welcome book he uses his decades of practical knowledge to analyze what it means to engage the world through a camera. (Richard B. Woodward, DoubleTake)

The graceful prose, exactness and rigor of observation, and many allusions to poetry, fiction, art, and philosophy makes this collection of essays very special in recent writing on photography. (Alan Trachtenberg)

Elegant and erudite personal essays—at times, lyric, at times, revelatory—written by one of the great, classical, American portrait photographers of this era. Move over Susan Sontag! (Michael Lesy)

A genuinely philosophic book. (Joe Sachs)

Here is picture taking and viewing connected to a long contemplative tradition: looking within as well as without, two aspects of our humanity. (Robert Coles, Harvard University)

Thoughtful and important series of essays on photography. (Christine Sevilla Afterimage)

Thompson presents unique, compelling analysis that explores both our role as observers and photography's role in our contemporary world...

Thompson's essays are a lively, loving, and thought-provoking romp through wide-ranging critical references of poetry, fiction, art, and philosophy to get at the very nature of photography. Highly recommended. All levels. (CHOICE)

Jerry Thompson's Truth and Photography is as intellectually stimulation as any book of photographic criticism in years. It is a pleasure to read, it helps us see. (Michael More Camera Arts)

Thompson's portraits give dimension to vivacious, troubled people through a mysterious process — free of fanfare and artifice. His essay describes the experience fluently. Read it carefully. Then go back and look at the pictures again. (Michael More View Camera)

From the Publisher

In three elegant essays Mr. Thompson explores the many-leveled relationship between seeing and thinking. The book reproduces and the essays discuss some twenty-four photographs. Mr. Thompson’s examinations are penetrating, sustained, allusive, and frequently thrilling.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on March 4, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Pictures via camera reflect not only what the photographer sees, but what he thinks about. The most successful reflect an understanding of things as much as their image, and Jerry Thompson's exploration of the relationship between seeing and thinking in Truth And Photography provides a set of fine duotone photos to illustrate essays reflecting on working photography experiences.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.