When I Was a Photographer

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Price
$26.95
Publisher
MIT Press
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780262029452
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About the Author

Félix Nadar (1820-1910) is one of the greatest figures in the history of photography. Eduardo Cadava, a writer, translator, and scholar, is the author of Words of Light: Theses on the Photography of History, coeditor of The Itinerant Languages of Photography, and Professor of English at Princeton University. Liana Theodoratou, Clinical Professor of Hellenic Studies and Director of the A. S. Onassis Program in Hellenic Studies at New York University, is a scholar and writer and the translator of several works by Althusser, Derrida, and Foucault into modern Greek.

Eduardo Cadava, a writer, translator, and scholar, is the author of Words of Light: Theses on the Photography of History, coeditor of The Itinerant Languages of Photography, and Professor of English at Princeton University.

Liana Theodoratou, Clinical Professor of Hellenic Studies and Director of the A. S. Onassis Program in Hellenic Studies at New York University, is a scholar and writer and the translator of several works by Althusser, Derrida, and Foucault into modern Greek.

Reviews

Nadar's book has finally been translated into English.... [M]any of the vignettes in When I Was a Photographer are infused with his rebellious zest.

--The Wall Street Journal

This compact volume gives the sense of being present for the invention of photography.... [Nadar] writes engagingly of photographing a dead man and meeting a bee tamer, and we are charmed.

--San Francisco Chronicle

When I Was a Photographer brims with Nadar's wisdom on a multitude of subjects and subtleties of creative work.

--Brain Pickings

The book presents a fresh opportunity to consider a bizarre and compelling character.... In the age of the selfie, Nadar reminds us of the brave beginnings of a medium that changed the world.

--Adam Begley, The Guardian