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Women Photographers at National Geographic Paperback – October 1, 2002


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  • Series: National Geographic
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic (October 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0792269349
  • ISBN-13: 978-0792269342
  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 10.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,121,615 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Great coffee table book and a must for any woman photographer.
Patrick Rice
As a book on what it takes to be a National Geographic photographer it presents many stories behind the pictures shown.
Mark Harris
The long answer is that the problematic issues become very central to planning a career and a marriage.
Adam Rust

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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Mark Harris on September 20, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book succeeds on several levels. As a book of photographs it follows the National Geographic tradition of high quality photographs printed in the best possible way. As a book on what it takes to be a National Geographic photographer it presents many stories behind the pictures shown. But above all that it presents to young women thinking about this as a career choice, the facts about what these women face day-to-day. It pulls no punches as it discusses how some have faced the choices of how to have a family and this as a career or to leave behind one or the other. I will certainly recommend this to the girls I work with as an up front view of this remarkable group of photographers.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Adam Rust VINE VOICE on January 2, 2001
Format: Hardcover
The pictures are great -- a collection of the best pictures from the portfolios of some the world's best photographers.
But photographers need to buy this book for the sake of reading the wonderful essays by Cathy Newman.
Newman talks about the dilemma particular to professional women of all kinds -- trying to balance your work with your private life. She opens with a description of a group picture of NGS photogs back in the 20's. Every one in the picture was a man. Then she profiles a few of the first women to work for the Society. She showcases the experiences of five women who've worked extensively for the Geographic.
I enjoyed this book. I hope that it gets put into some curriculums at journalism school. I had never considered how photojournalism might mix with a home life. The short answer is, not very well. The long answer is that the problematic issues become very central to planning a career and a marriage. This book focuses on that very question. It would have been very prescient back in school.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Bentley on January 15, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Being a female photograher, I absolutely LOVE this coffee table book! National Geographic has done a great job of selecting and piling together an awesome book, a book that shows, to me anyway, how we are special. We see things through the lens of our cameras that man can NOt! Who's to say it's a Man's world anyway!! These women and their photographs are an inspiration to me!
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Format: Hardcover
Am I looking at a different book from these other reviewers? I wanted to love this book. I am a woman and a photographer. But, if this is the best that National Geographic female photographers have to offer, it's sad. There have been many outstanding female photographers, Imogene Cunningham, Diane Arbus, Olivia Parker, Margaret Bourke-White, Susan Meiselas, to name just a few. But, this book is filled with photos that did not move me at all. I kept wondering if the person who put them together was holding back the really good stuff for another book. There are a few that are better than the others, but most of the work in here looks like the shots on either side of the good one on a contact sheet. I've definitely seen better collections. Note the price of .49 for the book used, a good indicator of the real value of this compilation. It's a shame, it's large and well printed, but the images for the most part are so-so. I think it hurts to see them out of context to the original stories.
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